|The last swifts of the year.|
|Great dodder at the river view.|
We have not had a lot of records for wasp spider this year, but they are still around if you look carefully. I have had two reports from the meadow.
|Wasp spider from underneath.|
|Wasp spider upper side.|
1st August: Green sandpiper and little egret on Heronry South, Chiffchaffs, blackcaps, common whitethroat x 2, reed warbler x 4, kingfisher, yellowhammer, b-h gull x 63, g-c grebe x 21, linnet x 5, buzzard.
Great dodder at river viewpoint.
|Red tipped clearwing moth.|
This species imitates a small wasp and uses various willows as food plants, of which there are many around the area.
5th August: 25 species on Heronry South including 7 lapwings. (TG)
6th August: Blue tit x 2, great tit x 3, collared dove x 2.
7th August: Very quiet on the lakes, b-h gulls, grey heron, cormorant, moorhen. Emperor, ruddy darter, common darter, brown hawker and migrant hawker dragonflies. green-veined white and gatekeeper butterflies. (JAS)
11th August: Great spotted woodpecker at the Hayden Hide. Greenfinch x 2, blue tit x3.
15th August: Third Thursday Walk:
B-h gull, blue tit, crow, chaffinch, cormorant, dunnock, gadwall, goldfinch, g-c grebe, great tit, green sandpiper, grey heron, little egret x 5, magpie, mallard, moorhen, mute swan, robin, stock dove, wood pigeon, wren, Canada goose (22spp.) David Wilson.
Small white butterfly in garden.
Good selection of dragonflies including common and ruddy darters, brown hawker etc.