28th April 2016

Chill wind. Dry. Sun.

Blackcap x3 singing
Pair Whitethroat
Chiffchaff singing
Pied Wagtail far pool
Kestrel, male, hunting

2 Small Tortoiseshell
2 Orangetip

Leaf beetles
Pond Skaters on new ponds
Rove beetles, 5, on new boardwalk

11th April 2016

Water has subsided, pools showing more clearly.

Pair Great Spotted woodpeckers chasing and calling
2 Ring necked parakeets overhead
Blackcap singing at far end
Chiffchaff singing
1 male Kestrel
2 Carrion crows mobbing a buzzard
Pair Grey wagtails far end
Pair Gadwall
Pair Canada geese

Wolf spiders on boardwalk

28th January 2016

New ponds not visible due to flooding.

Two pairs Shoveller feeding in high water next to the Bird hide.

3 Egyptian geese flew over calling loudly.

1 Grey wagtail on path near Big Pond.

1 male Bullfinch calling and on flowering cherry.

3 Kingfishers chasing and calling noisily.

1 fox in field, marking territory in various places.

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker calling and drumming.

3 Redwing in bushes beyond the first bridge.