Red-crested Pochard – 21st August

This morning a juvenile Red-crested Pochard was on the Slurry Lagoon.  A Water Rail was also seen along the reeds at the back of the lagoon. Later a Raven flew south across the Large Gravel Pit.  PS

A male and female of Volucella zonaria, the Hornet Hoverfly, were feeding on Buddleja by the metal gates.  PS

In the afternoon two Common Sandpipers were seen on the riverbank and a Hobby flew over.  JMD