Saturday 25th May

The swans on the long pond appeared to be creating a nest but there is no sign of them sitting yet, others that have had success are, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese and a pair of Mallards, see photos.
The Willow trees are dropping their seeds and the area just looks like snow, see photos.
Some of the Willow trees have been attacked by the Yellow tail moth caterpillar, and nearly void of leaves, see photo of caterpillar.

Bob and Bri


Monday 13th May

The reserve is teaming with wildlife at the moment, attached are photos of some of the species found over the weekend.
Sedge Warbler with nesting material.
Sedge Warbler and Pipit on same bush.
Reed Warbler ( three on the fishing pond this year).
Wall butterfly.
Small Heath butterfly.
Large Red Damselfly.
Orange Tip butterfly.
-veined butterfly (not exactly sure if it is a Green-veined or not)
White Throat.
Meadow Pipit with ring.

Also spotted first Four Spot Chaser dragonfly and Small Copper butterfly but no photos.