Monday 31 August 2020

Monday 24th August to Monday 31st August

2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available to buy.
£15 (£17.50 posted). All proceeds go towards our work on the nature reserve.
Collect from Richard Horton, or email to place an order. 


Pin Badges

Our new pin badges are now available to buy.

Four new designs: Bullfinch, Common Tern, Green Sandpiper & Reed Bunting.

£5 each (+ £1 p&p per 4 badges).

Limited to 100 per design. All details below.

Please email to place an order.

Co-op Local Community Fund

We're delighted to be taking part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. If you're a Co-op member, please choose us as and 1% of your spending will be donated to us, no matter where you live. If you're not a Co-op member, please consider signing up.

Monday 24th August

Richard Seargent: Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, Barnacle Goose, 127 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Tern, Black Tern (juv), Kingfisher, Wheatear, Stonechat,  Yellow Wagtail, Sand Martin & 2 Swift.

Anon: 4 Ringed Plover.

(c) Colin Varndell - Mute Swans

(c) Mike Young - 22 Spot Ladybird

(c) Mike Young - Small Copper

(c) Mike Young - Superb Ant-hill Hoverfly

Tuesday 25th August

Richard Seargent: Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Tern, Black Tern (juv), Yellow-legged Gull (adult), Barnacle Goose & Yellow Wagtail.

Anon: 2 Green Sandpiper.

(c) Dina Burford - Little Grebe with Juvenile

(c) Richard Bavin - Silt Pond

(c) Colin Varndell - Horton's Mound

(c) Colin Varndell - Flooded Reed Bed

Wednesday 26th August

Richard Seargent: Common Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, Snipe, 4 Common Tern, Arctic Tern, 2 Swift & 2 Hobby.

John Hunt: Curlew, 2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs) & Black Tern (juv). 

Anon: 3 Green Sandpiper.

24th site record of Arctic Tern, last recorded 26/07/20.

(c) John Hunt - Juvenile Black Tern

(c) Simon Monk - Grass Snake

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Colin Varndell - Lord Len's Lady Birders

Thursday 27th August

John Hunt: 2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs), Great White Egret & 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Richard Seargent: 3 Common Tern & Peregrine.

Ian Matson, John Hunt & Richard Seargent: Marsh Harrier (female type).

Mark Elsoffer: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 2 Wheatear & 5 Swift.

Dina Burford: Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum) - new for site.

5th site record of Marsh Harrier, 4th in the past 27 days.

(c) John Hunt - Great White Egret

(c) Dina Burford - Artist's Bracket

(c) Daniel Cook - Wasp's nest in a bat box

(c) Colin Varndell - Moorhen

Friday 28th August

Richard Seargent: Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 5 Common Tern, c100 Swallow, 7 Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear.

(c) Dina Burford - Slow Worm

Saturday 29th August

Anon: Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail & Marsh Harrier

Dina Burford: Ringed Plover & 8 Snipe.

6th site record of Marsh Harrier, 5th in the past 29 days.

Dina Burford: Treacle Mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides) & Weeping Widow (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda) - both new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Weeping Widow

Sunday 30th August

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 12 Little Grebe, c150 House Martin, Swift & Peregrine.

Mark Elsoffer & Peter Brown: Marsh Harrier (juv).

Richard Horton: Great White Egret.

Leonard Winchcombe: Cetti's Warbler.

3rd site record of Cetti's Warbler, last recorded 24/03/20.

7th site record of Marsh Harrier, 6th in the past 30 days.

(c) Ralph Clark - Great Crested Grebe with Pike

(c) Wail Sabbagh - Great Crested Grebe

(c) Wail Sabbagh - Grey Heron

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret

Monday 31st August

Richard Seargent: 11 Snipe & 2 Yellow Wagtail.

Dave Baker: Kingfisher.

Dave Baker & Richard Seargent: Osprey (over NE).

John Hunt: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover & Little Egret.

Mark Elsoffer: 3 Common Sandpiper & 2 Hobby.

Jort Brough: Cetti's Warbler & Peregrine.

11th site record of Osprey, but 3rd this year.

Dina Burford: Giant Willow Aphid (Tuberolachnus salignus) & False Puffball (Enteridium lycoperdon) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - False Puffball

(c) Dina Burford - Giant Willow Aphids


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