Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fledge fledge fledge

The trails and paths are generally good; however the Meadow Trail, near the allotments still has a deep muddy puddle).

reed bunting, great tit, blue tit, chiffchaff are some of the fledglings you can see...

***Norfolk Hawker is on site***

nightingales are calling along Heron Trail with sightings almost daily. 

garden warbler, blackcap, whitethroats, lesser whitethroats, willow warblers, chiffchaff, reed warbler and sedge warbler, cetti's warbler, grasshopper warbler and spotted flycatcher are on site.

hobbies are hunting on Heronry Lake and the meadows.

turtle doves have bred on the Ouse Valley Way

1 male red crested pochard on sailing lake

treecreeper have bred in Rory's Wood and on Riverside

Pair of Goldcrests with recently fledged young around Wray House Garden today.

kingfisher are still feeding young viewed from Public Footpath to Diddington; also you will get great views of the sand martin colony
common tern are often seen carrying food in flight across the reserve

cuckoos are still very flighty on the hunt for caterpillars 

red kite are a regular site now soaring over the reserve

Thousands of dragonfly and damselflies are now out and can be seen all across the reserve. Click on the link below to view what species you can see.http://www.paxton-pits.org.uk/dragonflight.htm

It is always worth walking the public footpaths around the reserve (maps can be obtained from the Visitor Centre). From Stirtloe Lane (off Ouse Valley Way) you can watch the latter stages of tern and wader passage and you never know what you might see.

A little tern was spotted recently...

Heavy Works Vehicles are using the Haul Road to and from the Gravel Pit so please stick to the paths and take care.

Please call us with any sightings on tel: 01480 406 795 or pop into the centre and write them into our sightings book. All sightings are useful for monitoring the site.

What is life like for the Ranger of Paxton Pits? Jim Stevenson keeps you up to date on his own blog, the inside-track on life in charge of cows, sheep, birds and volunteers.

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