Thursday, 30 June 2011

Meadow Trail: Grasshopper Warbler 'reeling' and showing well at 8pm. Also 1+ Cetti's Warbler singing. Purple Hairstreak pair mating along south side of Cloudy Pit.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Heronry Pits: 2 Kingfishers; Turtle Dove and Coal Tit along Haul Road.

Boughton Lodge Farm: dead adult Tawny Owl.

Little Paxton village: Hobby hawking insects early evening, and 2+ Sparrowhawks. Yellow Wagtail over, Lesser Whitethroat singing.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Heronry North: Orange-tailed Clearwing attracted to pheremone lure in afternoon.

                          Orange-tailed Clearwing moth, Paxton Pits.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Heron Trail: 3 Nightingales seen, 1 heard, 1 trapped and ringed. Turtle Doves singing, Lesser Whitethroats singing (incl. Car Park). Yellowhammers singing x 2 near gravel works, Bullfinches. Sparrowhawk (breeding, seen carrying food to nest). 2 Little Egrets seen at dusk flying from Heronry Pit towards the Meadow. Blackcaps singing. House Sparrows at bird tables.

Meadow Trail: Cuckoo calling, Kingfisher at Rudd Pit.

Note: Otters seen on 12th and 14th along river.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Island Pit: 4 Black Terns, Cuckoo, plus singing Grasshopper Warbler and Cetti's Warbler.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Heronry South: 2 Turtle Doves, Cuckoo, still 6+ Nightingales singing, Treecreeper family.

Rudd Pit: Cetti's Warbler.