Tuesday, 30 June 2009

June 30th

4 Oystercatcher were present briefly late morning. A Red admiral butterfly was along the north shore of the main pool, with good numbers of Ringlets and Meadow browns around the site.

During the last two weeks numbers of Lapwing and BH Gulls have increased on site. The hot weather has produced good numbers of Common blue and Azure damsels, with a single Southern Hawker also noted.

L Johnson...

Friday, 5 June 2009

June 5th

New additions to the site yearlist are rather rare during June and July, so a singing Reed Warbler was nice surprise this morning. Although this species is relativley common throughout the Midlands, due to the lack of habitat on site this represents just the second site record of the species. Also noted today were 3+ Painted Lady and a Small copper butterfly, 1 Black tailed skimmer, 5+ Blue tailed Damsels and 30+ Common blue damsels.
L Johnson...

End of May to June 4th

Visited the site several times since my last post, but as spring migration draws to a close, the number of interesting species at the site decreased rapidly. Very little of note has been present in the last fe weeks. Highlights have included a pair of Gadwall on one date only and single Oystercatchers over on several dates. A Large Red Damselfly was by the bridge earlier in the week. Butterflies have been relativley thin on the ground, with the exception of Painted Ladies; with the highest count being at least 50. Small Copper has also been noted on most days.
L Johnson...