Thursday, 19 June 2008


Quite a few orchids at Whitacre Heath today, common spotted and southern marsh.

Saw one dragonfly, too quick for me to see what it was, but good numbers of common blue, azure and blue-tailed damselflies around the reserve.

Woods and Open Area
Grass snake (2), Swallow (2), Swift (1), Buzzard (1), Green Woodpecker (1 feeding a youngster), GS Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting

The Scrape:
Kingfisher (1), Little Grebe (3), Mute Swan (2), Gadwall (2)

River Pool:
Coot + 4 young, Mallard + 4 young