Sunday, 27 July 2008


Curlew (7 from railway bridge), Kingfisher (1 on main pool), Little Grebe (3), Bullfinch (2), Buzzard (1), Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (1), House Martin, Swift, Linnet (2)

Brown Hawker (5, 1 ovipositioning on the scrape), Common hawker (1), Black-tailed skimmer (2), Common Blue damselfly

Common Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Green-veined white, Large White, Comma butterflies

Friday, 18 July 2008

Friday 18th

The Johns visited on a dull, damp but warm afternoon. We noted many meadow browns, green veined white, the odd gatekeeper and a comma. The Sulphur Cinquefoil and a Skull Cap were photographed. These are firsts we think for the reserve.
We were pleased to reach the field hide before heavy rain. Swifts and Swallows were about in abundance, 3 Oyster Catchers flew from Ladywalk and landed on the scrape, we also had Heron, Reed bunting, White Throat.
Little more so we moved to the Lake Hide and there are at least 5 Little Grebe in adult plumage with 3 young, 2 families of Coot, Mallard, Teal and a Green Sandpiper which was reluctant to leave a coot nest site until the coot said go away, a Heron landed for a time.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Little Egret

Little Egret (1 flew over the flashes heading towards coton), Oystercatcher (3), Buzzard (2), Swift (2), House Martin (20+), Robin (juv), Song Thrush (juv), Green Woodpecker (2), Kingfisher (1 on main pool), Reed Bunting (several males), Reed Warbler, Mallard (+young), Little Grebe (4 + 2 young on main pool), Water Rail (1 calling in front on main pool hide)

Sulphur Cinquefoil, Small Toirtoiseshell, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Common Hawker (2), Common Blue Damselflies

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Common Spotted Orchid © P.Satch