Saturday, 30 August 2008

30th August 2008

8am -4.30pm (Gullwatch - sewage works - visitors centre - access track)
and Gullwatch 7pm-8pm
Gullwatch (8am -11.30am)
A group of c.23 Black Terns were present all day. As usual they spent most of the time flying near the centre of the lake.
3 Oystercatchers flew over the far side of the lake about 9.30am.
A Little Egret flew over me near the sewage works heading towards Stewartby Lake about noon.
Neil Wright found a Marsh Harrier circling over the Stewartby rubbish tip and a Peregrine on one of the brickwork chimneys about 1pm.

There were many Small Red-eyed Damselflies on the long pit that runs parallel to the access track and probably the same Marsh Harrier as seen earlier was circling over wetland 9 about 3.55pm.

Gullwatch (7pm -8pm)
Black Terns still present
Two of the Black Terns.
Marsh Harrier - seen over wetland 9 near the access track
Small Red-eyed Damselfly.
Common Tern - patrolling the edge of Stewartby Lake.
Goldfinch - near sewage works.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

24th August 2008

12 noon - 6.15pm Visitors Centre - Pillinge - Millbrook Station - Jubilee Cottages

Kingfisher - Stunning views of one perched by the edge of the Pillinge
Sparrowhawk - very close fly-past by two at the Pillinge
Small Heath - near Pillinge
Pochard - one male at Pillinge

Male Kingfisher - near Pillinge
Sparrowhawk - one of two near Pillinge Small Heath - near Pillinge

Saturday, 23 August 2008

23rd August 2008

8am - 3pm Gullwatch - Pillinge - Visitors Centre
Speckled Wood - Marston corner of Stewartby Lake
Turtle Dove - near sewage works
Hobby - Pillinge
Male and female Pochard - Pillinge
3+ Buzzards - over Rookery
Copper Underwing or Svensson's Copper Underwing - Pillinge hide
Ruddy Darter - near Pillinge
Common Darter - many throughout walk
Migrant Hawker -several
Brown Hawker - several

Male Ruddy Darter

Male Migrant Hawker - near sensory garden

Two photos of the same Common Blue - near the Pillinge

Female Common Darter - near Visitors Centre
Copper Underwing or Svensson's Copper Underwing - in Pillinge hide