20th September 2020 seen by BJ and AG

WeBS and Butterfly Survey
Dam End:-  7 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Geese, 21 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 Moorhen, 90 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 12 flyover Jackdaw, 40 Rook, 10 Crow, (flyovers: 7 Starling, 2 Siskin and 2 Crossbill), 1m Bullfinch.
Also 1 Clouded Yellow butterfly in North bank meadows.
West End:- 103 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron, 346 Greylag + 3 white feral/Greylag hybrids + 7 Canada/Greylag hybrids, 231 Canada Geese,  4 Mandarin, 4 Shoveler, 12 Teal (See pic), 29 Mallard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 47 Wood Pigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow, 31 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Whillet’s:- 1 Kingfisher, 5 flyover Meadow Pipit, Blackcap heard, 4 Chiffchaff, 14 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, Nuthatch and Greenfinch heard, 2 Jay, 5 flyover Siskin, 12 Crossbill (3m + 9f/juvs in trees near meadow pond – See pics), 2 Bullfinch.
1 Grass Snake seen.
Butterfly Survey:- 1 Clouded Yellow, 3 Speckled Wood (See pic), 1 Large White, 13 Common Blue, 13 Small Copper, 1 Green Veined White.
Other insects:- 1 Hornet, 1 mature male Willow Emerald on vegetation along the river (See pic – only the second record at Weir Wood for this species, the other was at the same location in 2018), pair of Southern Hawker joined and egg laying at Whillet’s Pool, 1 Ruddy Darter, 5+ pairs of Common Darter egg laying at meadow pond, 4+ Migrant Hawker (See pic).

Fem & juv Crossbills 20-09-20

male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly 20-09-20

mature male Willow Emerald Damselfly 20-09-20

Male Crossbills 20-09-20

Speckled Wood 20-09-20

Teal 20-09-20

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