Wildlife sightings for 22nd June 2022


1 Garganey - reservoir lagoon

5 Common Tern - main lake, reservoir lagoon

1 Little Ringed Plover - main lake

2 Oystercatcher - main lake (one on a tern raft)

2 Teal - reservoir lagoon

New Great Crested Grebe nest on the reservoir lagoon. Great viewing from the bridge near wildside hide.

Reed Warbler (55 singing birds), Cetti's Warbler (10), Reed Bunting (6), Sedge Warbler (4), Chiffchaff (2) and Blackcap (19) all singing around the reserve.

Flowering plants: Great Burnet, Salad Burnet, Agrimony, Bee Orchid, Southern Marsh Orchid, Pyramidal Orchid, Cut-leaved Crane's-bill, Dove's-foot Crane's-bill, Goat's Beard, Yellow Rattle, Bugle, Herb Robert, Ox-eye Daisy, Bramble, Common Vetch, Tufted Vetch, Grass Vetchling, Dog Rose, Elder, Common Mallow, Birds-foot Trefoil, Deptford Pink, Beaked Hawksbeard, Smooth Hawksbeard, Creeping Cinquefoil, Red Campion, White Water Lily, Flowering Rush, Arrowhead, Knapweed, Yellow Bartsia, Meadow-rue, Purple-Loosestrife, Yellow Loosestrife, Square-stalked St John's Wort, Marsh Woundwort, Betony, Cat's Ear, Pond Sedges, Club-rushes, Bristly Ox-tongue, Hawkweed Ox-tongue, Rough Hawkbit.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Marbled White, Peacock, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Painted Lady, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral.

Dragonflies/Damselflies: Four-spotted Chaser, Norfolk Hawker, Broad-Bodied Chaser, Black-Tailed Skimmer, Hairy Dragonfly, Emperor, Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle, Large Red Damselfly.

Other insects: Alder Leaf Beetle, Willow Leaf Beetle, Poplar Leaf Beetle, Wasp Beetle, Yellow Longhorn Beetle, Thick-Legged Flower Beetle, Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Ruby-Tailed Wasp, Green Lacewing, Red-headed Cardinal Beetle, Cinnabar Moth, Yellow Underwing, Mother Shipton, Yellow-barred Longhorn, Silver Y.