Sunday, 28 September 2008

Water Rail

The scrape: Water Rail (1)

The wood: Willow tit (2)

The flashes: Meadow Pipt (2), Buzzard (2)

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Saturday 27th September

The scrape: Teal (1), Buzzard (2), Kestrel (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Little Grebe (1 juv), Coot, Moorhen (2), Kingfisher (1), Southern Hawker (1), Common Darter (3), Comma butterfly, Swallow (2)

Main Pool: Little Grebe (4), Tufted Duck (1), Bullfinch (2), Kingfisher (1), Gadwall (1)

The Flashes: Kestrel (1), Brimstone (1)

Rest of reserve: Comma (5), Speckled Wood (1), Peacock (1), Small Toirtoiseshell (1), Grass Snake (1 shedding skin), Meadow Pipit (1), Linnet (1), GS Woodpecker (2), Long tailed tit (8), Jay (collecting acorns)

Railway Bridge: Canada Goose (60), Buzzard (on fence post), Mute Swan, Wigeon (5)

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler ( 1 late evening), Linnet (4), Reed Bunting (2), Buzzard (4), Sparrowhawk (1), LT Tits (small flock), Grey Heron, various gulls over the reserve going to roost, Cormorant (30+ going to roost @ ladywalk?), GS Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Grey Wagtails

Flashes: Hobby (2), Buzzard (1), Kestrel (1), Stock Dove (1)

The scrape: Willow Tit (1), Grey Wagtail (2), Goldfinch (6), Long-tailed tit (8), Goldcrest (1)

Feeding station hide: Chaffinch, Great tit, Blue tit, Robin, Jay

Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Grass Snake (2)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

7th September 2008

Well, it's been a while since I contributed anything so after a quick dash to Shustoke Reservoir to see the Grey Phalarope, I didn't fancy going straight back ... I'd have had to do the washing up !! So I headed over to whitty figuring the rain would keep the midges down ... WRONG!!

Any way, tried to go to the Scrape Hide but the paths were flooded and it looks as though it was a lot worse yesterday. Heard Goldcrest singing but no sighting ( mind you it was raining heavy) so headed over to the flashes hide to be greeted a lake and 2 Wheatear

They were still there when we left ... oohhh for a longer lens!

Anyway we stayed for about an hour or so and added Sparrowhawk (2), Hobby (2), Lapwing (30+), Snipe (2), Cormorant, Gadwall, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Swallow, House Martin, Buzzard & Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Then back to the car and saw a Migrant Hawker in the car park ( I think it was trying to work out when the new pond had appeared in the car park !!)