Wildlife sightings 11th May 2022

1 Whinchat

1 Wheatear

1 Common Tern

60+ Swift

70+ Sand Martin

c7 House Martin

5 Pochard (M)

5 Gadwall pairs

2 Oyster Catcher (pair) - main lake

7 Lapwing displaying

4 Sedge Warbler

Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap singing around the reserve. Dragonflies and Damselflies are emerging and many new flowers are popping up around the reserve.

Flowering plants: Goat's Beard, Yellow Flag Iris, Yellow Rattle, Common Bistort, Jack-by-the-hedge, Bugle, Ramsones, Bluebell, Marsh Marigold, Lesser Celandine, Herb Robert, Cuckoo-flower, Ox Eye Daisy, Daisy, Dandelion, Rowan, Hawthorn, Hazel, Wild Cabbage.

Insects: Brimstone, Small White, Peacock, Holly Blue, Migrant Hawker, Blue Tailed Damselfly (Fi violacea), Azure Damselfly, Alder Leaf Beetle, Poplar Leaf Beetle.