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12 Jun 2017

Wildlife sightings – 12/06/17

a.m. Tide Level: Mid (going out)

Wader Lake

Avocet 26 + 20 chicks

Kestrel 2

Black-tailed godwit 2

Ringed plover 3

Little ringed plover

Common tern 140 +

Grey heron 13

Shoveler 2

Gadwall 2

Shelduck 20 + 11 ducklings

Saline Lagoon

Avocet 2

Grey heron 1

Hawthorn Wood

Great spotted woodpecker 3

Jay 3

Bullfinch 5

Chaffinch 9

Robin 2

Blue tit 5

Great tit 5

Other birds

Common whitethroat – 2 – Lagoon footpath

Swift – 5 – Old Oak Meadow

Swallow – 9 – Old Oak Meadow

Feral mandarin – 1 – Close Encounters

Ferruginous duck (wild) – 1 – Whitehead pen

Other wildlife

Tadpoles

Smooth newt

Tree bumblebee

Chimney sweep

Meadow brown

Flora

Fox-and-cubs (flower)

Bee orchid

Northern Marsh-orchid

Common spotted orchid

Oxeye daisy

Black medick