This morning a female Pintail was on the Slurry Lagoon. The Slurry Lagoon also had Emperor, Black-tailed Skimmer and Four-spotted Chasers very active in front of the Causeway bench. PS.
This morning, during the Dragonfly Walk, two Ruddy Darters were found, along with Emperor, Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, Banded Demoiselles, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies. Near the river three Ravens were seen flying from Radcliffe and going north. There was one moulting bird, presumably and adult, and two with perfect wings, presumed to be juveniles. PS.
This morning there was a juvenile Little Ringed Plover on the Slurry Lagoon. There were still eight Red-crested Pochard and the Gadwall had all eleven ducklings and the Mallard still had her five. There were good numbers of Small Skippers about and two Black-tailed Skimmers and one Four-spotted Chaser with some Red-eyed Damselflies on the Small Gravel Pit. PS. AE
A juvenile Little Ringed Plover was feeding on the Slurry Lagoon’s waters’ edge for some time this afternoon. There were also still four Red-crested Pochards on the Slurry and the Gadwall still has all eleven of her ducklings. Unexpectedly not many butterflies were about – the most interesting being a Small Skipper. JMD.
This afternoon a female Pochard was seen on the Slurry Lagoon with seven ducklings. There is also a Gadwall with eleven ducklings. There were three Red-tipped Clearwings, a Meadow Brown, a Four-spotted Chaser and a Black-tailed Skimmer RW.
The Orchid Walk went well and several more Bee Orchids were found. JC.