Sunday, 12 July 2009

12th July

Flashes: Buzzard, Swallow (4), Green Woodpecker

Main Pool: Little Grebe, Tufted Duck (1), Mallard (22 + 5 young), Coot (+7 young), Reed Warbler (4), Blackcap (2), GS Woodpecker

Butterflies: Gatekeeper (2), Small Tortoiseshell (3), Comma (3), Small Skipper (2), Meadow Brown, Ringlet

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Work Party

There will be Work Parties at Whitacre Heath NR (9:30am) on the following dates:

July 23rd - Completed

August 6th - Completed

Paths now clear and himalayan balsam removal continued (it's going to take a few years).

As ever transport is available from Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Coventry at 9am, with another pick up along the way to the day’s task if requested, returning to Brandon for 4:00pm.

4th July

Quick walk along the fringe of the wood and flashes hide:

Bullfinch (1 m 1f), Lesser spotted Woodpecker (1m), Lesser Whitethroat (3), Whitethroats, Chiffchaff (2 singing), GS Woodpecker (2), Buzzard (1), Black-headed Gull (60+), Swift, Swallow and House Martins, Greenfinch (2)

Grass Snake (2), Brown Hawker (1), Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselfly

Butterflies: Gatekeeper (1), Ringlet (12), Meadow Brown (30+), Comma (3), Small Tortoiseshell (6), Small Skipper (7), Large Skipper (5), Green-veined White (1), Latticed Heath Moth (2), Six-spot Burnet (1)