Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Sunday 18th August

Brown Argus, Common Blue, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown

Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Sunday 7th July

Skylark (3), GS woodpecker, Green woodpecker, mute swan (6 cygnets), little grebe (1 young), Cettis warbler, buzzard, jackdaw, bullfinch, whitethroat

Meadow brown, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, large skipper, small skipper, comma, large white.

Azure damselfly, black tailed skimmer, banded demoiselle.


Monday, 24 June 2019

Sunday 23rd June 2009

Raven, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Tit, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Jackdaw (2 on feeders), Stock Dove (8), GS Woodpecker, nuthatch (2), skylark (2 singing)

Main Pool: Mute Swan (+ 6 cygnets), Little Grebe (+3 chicks), Reed Warblers, Cetti's Warbler (1)

Black tailed Skimmer (female), Banded Demoiselle, Common Darter, Peacock Butterfly, Cinnabar Moth (plus lots of caterpillars), Mullein moth caterpillars

Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

20 plus yellow wagtails with the cattle 

S. Jones

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018

Two of the hides on site have been removed and are to be replaced with screens (River Pool hide and Main Pool hide)

Car Park: Peregrine

Main Pool: Little Egret (6)

Around the reserve: Butterflies - Peacock, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large Skipper, Whites, Painted Lady, Common Blue

Monday, 30 October 2017

Sunday 29th October

Raven (2), Buzzard (2), Sparrowhawk (1), Green Sandpiper (1 over), GS Woodpecker, Redwing (14)

River Pool: Water Rail (1)

Main Pool: Cetti's Warbler (1 calling), Kingfisher

The Scrape: Water Rail (1), Teal (2)

Feeding Station: Nuthatch (1), Coal Tit (2), Chaffinch (2)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sunday 14th May 2017

River Pool: Coot (5 + 3 young)
Main Pool: (Coot + 2 young), Water Rail (1), Gadwall (pair), Little Grebe (2), Cetti's Warbler (1 calling), Reed Warbler
Around: Cuckoo (1 calling), Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Swift (2), Swallow (2), Starling (1), Jackdaw (8), Sedge Warbler, Shoveler (1 male)

Brimstone (3)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

15th April 2017


15th April 2017 12.45 until 15.45 patchy sunshine.

Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-Legged Partridge (two by feeders), Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Black-Headed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Wood pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler (heard only), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Long-Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Reed Bunting. Rabbit, Grey Squirrel and Muntjac.
Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Green-Veined White and Orange-Tip.

Jim and Carol Timms with Ken and Julia Weston-Young

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017


2nd April 2017

10.30 until 13.15


Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Buzzard, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Long-Tailed Tit, Willow Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Linnet and Reed Bunting.
Grey Squirrel.
Peacock and Comma.
Water Carpet.

The Blackcap was at the beginning of the there and back hide path, one Willow Tit on the feeders and the two Linnets on the fencepost and field near the entrance.

We had two Peacocks and one Comma. We also disturbed a Water Carpet Moth near the pool where the Swans were nesting.

All the best.

Jim and Carol Timms.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017

All 3 woodpeckers, Chiffchaff (numerous), Willow Warbler (1), Willow tit, Cetti's Warbler, Buzzard (6+), Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Mute Swan (2), nesting Canada Goose, Little Grebe (3), Gadwall (5), Reed Bunting (8), Chaffinch (3), Nuthatch.

Orange tip (1 male), Peacock (3), Small Tortoiseshell (6), Brimstone (1)

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017

Willow Tit, Skylark (1 singing over the flashes), Lapwing (1 on the northern pastures), Chiffchaff, cetti's warbler (1 main pool reed bed)