Recent Sightings 25th June - 2nd July

A first-year little gull was the highlight of the week, dropping in briefly to join the black-headed gulls, common gulls and increasing number of Mediterranean gulls on the lagoon.

Lots of wading birds, from a variety of species were seen on the reserve this week, including both common and green sandpiper, greenshank, redshank, lapwing, black-tailed godwit and curlew.

Several families of swallow fledged earlier in the week, and now can often be seen, hanging around the lagoon.

The annual meadow search provided good results this year, with around 60 plant species found including knapweed, marsh bedstraw, fleabane, hemp-agrinomy, hemlock water-dropwort and four species of thistle.