On the invertebrate front dragonflies were abundant, including southern, migrant and brown hawkers, ruddy and common darters and willow emerald damsels. Several wasp spiders were found and the late summer butterflies continued to show, including painted ladies, red admirals, speckled woods, small and large whites. Common blue, brown argus and holly blue could be found on most days at the end of August and into September.
September 1st: Kingfisher, green sandpiper and chiff-chaff on the Heronry Lakes.
September 2nd: Green sandpiper x 2, kingfisher at Bill's Bench, little egret x 2, gadwall 40+, wigeon x 5. (25 species on the Heronry Lakes.) Green woodpecker and lesser stag beetle on the river trail.
|Lesser stag beetle.|
September 7th: Kingfisher at the beach on Rudd Pit (Kathy Hall)
September 8th: Common gull x 2,
September 10th: Rat on bird table, blue tit, great tit, collared dove, robin plus young robins.