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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2022 Qtr 2 up to 17 May (May 18, 2022, 05:40:45 AM) quote  
2022 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (28th Jan 2022), Little Grebe (2nd Jan 2022), Cormorant (2nd Jan 2022), Bittern (Not yet recorded in 2022), Grey Heron (2nd Jan 2022), White Stork (Not yet recorded in 2022), Little Egret (2nd Mar 2022), Great White Egret (17th Jan 2022), Mute Swan (1st Jan 2022), Black Swan (Not yet recorded in 2022), Greylag Goose (20th Jan 2022), Canada Goose (12th Jan 2022), Barnacle Goose (3rd Apr 2022), Egyptian Goose (5th Jan 2022), Shelduck (Not yet recorded in 2022), Mandarin (11th Mar 2022), Wigeon (17th Jan 2022), Goosander (Not yet recorded in 2022), Pintail (Not yet recorded in 2022), Teal (2nd Jan 2022), Gadwall (2nd Jan 2022), Garganey (Not yet recorded in 2022), Mallard (2nd Jan 2022), Shoveler (2nd Jan 2022), Pochard (29th Jan 2022), Red-crested Pochard (26th Feb 2022), Tufted Duck (2nd Jan 2022), Goldeneye (30th Mar 2022), Red Kite (19th Feb 2022), Sparrowhawk (30th Jan 2022), Buzzard (2nd Jan 2022), Kestrel (20th Jan 2022), Hobby (Not yet recorded in 2022), Peregrine Falcon (Not yet recorded in 2022), Osprey (Not yet recorded in 2022), Pheasant (21st Jan 2022), Water Rail (2nd Jan 2022), Moorhen (2nd Jan 2022), Coot (2nd Jan 2022), Oystercatcher (15th Feb 2022), Little Ringed Plover (Not yet recorded in 2022), Golden Plover (Not yet recorded in 2022), Lapwing (Not yet recorded in 2022), Ruff (Not yet recorded in 2022), Snipe (2nd Jan 2022), Jack Snipe (Not yet recorded in 2022), Redshank (Not yet recorded in 2022), Greenshank (Not yet recorded in 2022), Green Sandpiper (12th Jan 2022), Common Sandpiper (Not yet recorded in 2022), Mediterranean Gull (3rd Apr 2022), Common Gull (16th Jan 2022), Black-headed Gull (2nd Jan 2022), Herring Gull (16th Jan 2022), Lesser Black-backed Gull (16th Jan 2022), Greater Black-backed Gull (Not yet recorded in 2022), Common Tern (27th Apr 2022), Arctic Tern (Not yet recorded in 2022), Stock Dove (12th Jan 2022), Collared Dove (6th May 2022), Woodpigeon (2nd Jan 2022), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (19th Feb 2022), Ring-necked Parakeet (2nd Jan 2022), Cuckoo (6th May 2022), Barn Owl (Not yet recorded in 2022), Tawny Owl (Not yet recorded in 2022), Swift (4th May 2022), Kingfisher (4th Jan 2022), Green Woodpecker (12th Jan 2022), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Jan 2022), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Not yet recorded in 2022), Skylark (24th Apr 2022), Swallow (24th Apr 2022), House Martin (Not yet recorded in 2022), Sand Martin (Not yet recorded in 2022), Meadow Pipit (Not yet recorded in 2022), Yellow Wagtail (Not yet recorded in 2022), Grey Wagtail (2nd Mar 2022), Pied Wagtail (12th Jan 2022), Wren (9th Jan 2022), Dunnock (11th Jan 2022), Robin (1st Jan 2022), Blackbird (11th Jan 2022), Fieldfare (Not yet recorded in 2022), Song Thrush (6th Jan 2022), Redwing (2nd Jan 2022), Mistle Thrush (19th Feb 2022), Cetti's Warbler (11th Jan 2022), Sedge Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2022), Reed Warbler (24th Apr 2022), Garden Warbler (22nd Apr 2022), Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2022), Lesser Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2022), Blackcap (20th Mar 2022), Chiffchaff (20th Mar 2022), Willow Warbler (22nd Apr 2022), Goldcrest (26th Jan 2022), Firecrest (Not yet recorded in 2022), Spotted Flycatcher (Not yet recorded in 2022), Stonechat (Not yet recorded in 2022), Long-tailed Tit (1st Jan 2022), Coal Tit (7th Mar 2022), Blue Tit (1st Jan 2022), Great Tit (2nd Jan 2022), Nuthatch (11th Jan 2022), Treecreeper (5th Jan 2022), Magpie (2nd Jan 2022), Jackdaw (2nd Jan 2022), Rook (15th Apr 2022), Carrion Crow (12th Jan 2022), Raven (2nd Jan 2022), Jay (2nd Jan 2022), Starling (Not yet recorded in 2022), House Sparrow (Not yet recorded in 2022), Chaffinch (2nd Jan 2022), Brambling (13th Feb 2022), Greenfinch (27th Jan 2022), Goldfinch (3rd Jan 2022), Siskin (2nd Jan 2022), Lesser Redpoll (Not yet recorded in 2022), Bullfinch (Not yet recorded in 2022), Hawfinch (Not yet recorded in 2022) and Reed Bunting (11th Feb 2022).

May 1st – May 17th 2022 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Garden Warbler (1st – 3rd (singing), 4th (2 singing), 5th, 6th (4 singing), 8th May), Reed Warbler (1st (2), 2nd, 6th (3), 8th, 14th , 17th (lots) May), Gadwall (1st (12, 6th (2), 8th (f), 9th May), Pochard (1st (9), 6th (4), 8th (pair) May), Tufted Duck (1st (10), 6th , 8th (pair) May), Little Grebe (1st (9), 6th (5), 8th (fighting over territory) 15th May), Great Crested Grebe (1st , 12th (pair with a chick), 13th – 14th (pair with 2 chicks) May), Lesser Black-backed Gull (1st (17, including a group of 15 flying south) May), Common Tern (1st (2), 15th (2 on Marsh Lake) May), Little Egret (1st (4) May), Green Woodpecker (1st (2), 5th (heard), 6th (1) May), Chiffchaff (1st (5), 6th (3), 8th May), Blackcap (1st (15), 2nd, 6th (12 - (7+males)) May), Cetti’s Warbler (1st (4), 5th , 8th , 11th , 17th May), Reed Bunting (1st – 2nd May), Canada Goose (1st (Adult and 4 goslings on nest on Tern Raft), 2nd (with 4 goslings), 3rd (Adult with gosling), 6th (2 with 4 goslings), 8th (2 with 4 goslings), 9th (goslings), 12th - 13th (pair with 4 goslings), 15th (pair with 4 goslings), 16th (gosling) May), Long-tailed Tit (2nd (chick gaping from entrance of Nest), 6th (2), 8th – 9th , 13th (adult feeding juv), 14th May), Great Tit (2nd (busy in and out of Nest Box 4), 6th (3) May), Coot (2nd , 6th (17, young & at least 1 occupied nest), 13th (with chick) May), Cormorant (2nd , 6th , 9th – 10th , 14th May), Kingfisher (2nd (pair), 5th (2 nest sites) May), Robin (2nd, 6th (4, 1 juvenile) May), Great Spotted Woodpecker (2nd (f), 5th - 6th (1), 16th May), Magpie (2nd, 6th (2) May), Black-headed Gull (2nd, 6th (120 – at least 60 occupied nests on rafts and islands), 12th (first chick), 14th - 15th (adult with 4 chicks on nest) May), Grey Heron (2nd May), Swift (4th (3 over), 9th May), Treecreeper (4th (1) May), Greylag Goose (6th (2 with goslings) May), Stock Dove (6th (6) May), Woodpigeon (6th (10) May), Collared Dove (6th (1) May), Cuckoo (6th- 8th (calling), 13th (in tree near Rotunda Hide), 15th (calling) May), Moorhen (6th (6 plus recent eggshell), 9th (2) May), Ring-necked Parakeet (6th (2), 8th , 14th (1 in tree nest hole) May), Jay (5th - 6th (2) May), Jackdaw (6th (4) May), Crow (6th (3), 8th May), Blue Tit (6th (2), 7th (nesting in grey box at left hand row of boxes on the top shelf of the Lean-to), 15th (at entrance of Bat Box) May), Wren (6th (12), 8th May), Song Thrush (6th (3, 1 carrying food), 8th May), Blackbird (6th (5) May), Dunnock (6th (2) May), Greenfinch (6th (1) May), Mallard (8th (3 juvs), 9th, 13th (f with 4 juvs), 15th (4 juvs) May), Goldeneye (17th (f) May),

Shuttle-shaped Dart (2nd (1) May), Pebble Hook-tip (8th May), Green Carpet Moth (9th , 11th (2) May), Eyed Hawk-moth (Smerinthus ocellata) (10th May), Common Marbled Carpet (15th May),

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 1 May 2022. Fairly standard fare from the traps with 24 moths of 14 species. Orange Footman and Green Carpet were new for the year.

On 2 May 2022, Paul Davis photographed Cacoecimorpha pronubana - Carnation Tortrix on the reserve. New to the ML Species List.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 5 May 2022. 30 moths of 20 species from the reserve. Oak-tree Pug, Clouded Border, Common Carpet (Epirrhoe alternate), Treble Lines, Cochylis atricapitana and Syndemis musculana were all new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 6 May 2022. The most productive haul of the year so far from the reserve in better trapping conditions. Highlights of the 78 moths of 30 species included Barred Hook-tip (Watsonalla cultraria), a new species for the reserve list and Lobster Moth (Stauropus fagi), Mottled Pug, Alder Moth, Silver-ground Carpet, Eudonia angustea and Clepsis spectrana which were all new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 7 May 2022. 86 moths of 36 species from reserve. The highlight was the micro moth Elachista canapennella - Little Dwarf, a new species for the reserve list. Small Seraphim, Buff-tip, Broken-barred Carpet, Ruby Tiger, Iron Prominent, Turnip Moth, Cataclysta lemnata and Alucita hexadactyla were all new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 9 May 2022. An overcast night with a mild southerly airflow produced the largest haul of the year so far with 142 moths of 45 species. Cinnabar, Puss Moth, Silver Y, Eyed Hawk-Moth, Marbled Minor agg, Dingy Shell, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Figure of Eighty, White Ermine, Peach Blossom, Vine’s Rustic, Scrobipalpa costella, Celypha lacunana and Swammerdamia pyrella were all new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 11 May 2022. Just 13 moths of 11 species from the traps at the reserve in unfavourable conditions. Common Swift was new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 13 May 2022. 41 moths of 21 species from the reserve. Pale Oak Beauty, Buff Ermine, Common White Wave and Epiphyas postvittana were all new for the year.

Green-veined White (2nd, 5th , 8th May), Red Admiral (5th (1) May), Brimstone (5th (m), 9th (larva), 13th (pair), 14th, 15th (egg), 16th (m) May), Orange Tip (5th (2m) May), Holly Blue (9th May),

Damselfly sp (7th (Blue or Azure) May), Brown Hawker (7th May), Broad-bodied Chaser (8th , 12th May), Blue-tailed Damselfly (8th (rufescens form), 12th (female rufescens form) May), Azure Damselfly (8th, 9th (m), 13th May), Large Red Damselfly (8th, 9th (3, 2 coupled) May), Hairy Hawker (9th (at pond), 14th (ovipositing) May), Common Blue Damselfly (12th – 13th May), Exuvia (13th (3 on Reedmace near Shell Hide) May),

Acorn Weevil (1st , 15th May), Sausage (aka Granulated) Ground Beetle (Carabus granulatu) (1st May), Pied Shieldbug (1st , 9th May), Black-headed Cardinal Beetle (2nd (1), 8th May), Honey Bee (2nd (swarm), 3rd – 4th (swarm), 6th (swarm), 8th (swarm) May), Pond Skater (2nd May), Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (3rd (1), 5th (1), 8th – 9th , 12th May), Hornet (3rd, 8th May), Harlequin (5th May) Caddisfly (Phryganea bipunctata (5th (new to the ML Species List) May), Cranefly (Ptychoptera contaminata) ( 5th May), Alderfly (Sialis lutaria) (6th May), Scorpion Fly (8th – 9th May), 14-Spot Ladybird (9th May), Wasp Beetle (9th May), Batman Hoverfly (Myathropa floea) (9th May), Caddisfly (Stenophylax permistus) (10th (New to the ML Species List) May), Alder Leaf Beetle (10th May), Bryony Mining Bee (12th , 14th May), Yellow Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) (15th May), Hoverfly (Xylota segnis) (15th May), Stilt-legged (Micropezidae) Fly sp (15th (new to ML Species List) May), Chalcid Wasp sp (15th May),

Red Mite type sp (8th (in pond) May), Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge or Grey Cross Spider) (1st May), Wolf spider sp (5th May), Spider sp (9th May),

Brown Rat (3rd (1), 5th (1 at CH) May), Grey Squirrel (3rd May), Rabbit (5th (7), 12th May), Water Vole (10th (survey done showing signs of activity (feeding signs, droppings, fresh tunnelling into the banks of the Reed bed and the spoil heaps) at 3 places around the reserve, but no further sightings as yet), 15th (caught on Video c7.30pm from DD Hide eating apple put out for it) May),

Water Snail sp (8th (producing grey egg mass) May), Stickleback (6th May), Newt sp (14th (possibly) May),

Yellow Flag Iris (3rd (in bloom), 12th May),

3 Typhula species of fungi found and photographed by Barry Webb Dec 2021. Posted on Web Site Gallery and Facebook forum c May 2022, plus two species yet to identify.

Apr 1st – Apr 30th 2022 (LF = Lynsters Farm)
Snipe (1st (2), 3rd (1), 4th (2), 8th – 9th (2) Apr), Canada Goose (1st (2 nests), 7th , 9th , 11th (pair), 13th , 15th , 18th, 21st (25 on LF), 24th - 25th (pair with 5 goslings), 26th (with goslings), 28th (4+, 1 on nest), 30th (with 4 goslings) Apr), Redwing (1st (5), 3rd (5) Apr), Little Grebe (1st, 3rd – 4th, 7th (5), 9th (3 fighting), 11th (2), 15th , 18th, 21st (4), 26th (with stickleback dinner) 28th (4 fighting), 30th Apr), Chiffchaff (1st, 3rd (7), 7th , 9th , 14th , 24th (3), 26th Apr), Kingfisher (1st - 2nd (pair mating), 3rd (2), 4th (mating), 6th, 7th – 8th (mating pair), 9th – 10th (2), 14th (at least 2), 15th , 16th (pair, fishing), 18th (mating pair), 21st (m feeding f), 22nd (pair mating and feeding), 24th (pair), 26th, 28th (1), 30th (m&f) Apr), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st (m), 3rd – 4th (f), 13th , 18th (f), 23rd, 28th – 29th Apr), Dunnock (1st (with crossed beak), 10th , 28th (3) Apr), Coot (1st , 6th - 7th , 9th , 16th (4 chicks on nest), 21st – 22nd , 24th , 28th (adult with 2 chicks & 6 adults fighting), 30th Apr), Robin (1st, 3rd, 4th (2), 7th (Reg perhaps (moulting around the head) in Shell Hide), 9th - 10th , 13th , 18th, 21st (4), 22nd - 23rd, 28th (4), 30th Apr), Magpie (2nd, 6th - 7th , 21st (5+) Apr), Brambling (3rd (m) Apr), Barnacle Goose (3rd (1 on LF) Apr), Mediterranean Gull (3rd chased off by Black-headed Gulls) Apr), Black-headed Gull (3rd , 7th (214 on Marsh Lake, 66 on LF), 9th - 10th, 14th (197 on or around Marsh Lake rafts), 15th , 18th (mating), 21st (205 on Marsh Lake, Islands and rafts - including c40 nests on Willow island + c15 on rafts), 18th, 22nd, 28th (40+ nests), 30th Apr), Treecreeper (3rd (pair, one with nesting material in bill), 9th, 14th (1), 16th , 18th, 24th (3) Apr), Great Tit (3rd (visiting Nest Box 14 on the Double-decker Hide), 6th – 7th , 13th , 18th Apr), Cetti’s Warbler (3rd (2), 5th (1), 7th ( 2 heard), 10th (2), 14th (2), 15th , 17th, 21st – 22nd, 24th (3), 28th Apr), Blackcap (3rd (5), 5th , 7th , 9th (m&f) , 10th , 13th - 15th , 16th (m&f), 18th (m), 21st (4), 24th (15), 26th (m), 28th (pair) Apr), Reed Bunting (3rd , 16th, 18th (m), 24th (m) Apr), Jay (3rd , 14th , 18th, 24th, 28th (2) Apr), Ring-necked Parakeet (3rd – 4th, 6th - 7th (5+), 14th , 23rd, 28th (2) Apr), Teal (3rd – 4th (m), 18th (m&f) Apr), Mallard (3rd, 4th (lone duckling), 6th (m&f), 7th (adults and 1 lone duckling), 16th , 21st (mum with 6 ducklings), 28th (in box), 30th (m&f) Apr), Goldeneye (3rd (m), 23rd - 24th (pair diving on Clubhouse Lake), 27th Apr), Gadwall (4th (m&f), 6th , 11th (4), 16th , 22nd (m&f) Apr), Tufted Duck (4th (pair), 7th , 9th (m&f), 16th , 18th (m&f), 22nd (m&f), 25th (8), 26th (m&f), 28th (7+m& 3f), 30th (m&f) Apr), Greylag Goose (4th, 7th (LF), 9th (2), 18th, 21st – 22nd , 26th – 27th , 30th Apr), Shoveler (4th (m), 7th (pair), 28th Apr), Pochard (4th (m), 9th (m&f), 14th , 21st (2m), 25th (4m&2f), 26th, 28th (4m&3f), 30th (m attacked by Coot) Apr), Moorhen (6th - 7th , 21st – 22nd , 28th Apr), Stock Dove (6th , 25th, 28th (2) Apr), Blue Tit (6th - 7th , 9th , 18th, 22nd - 23rd, 25th (at Nest Box 21) Apr), Long-tailed Tit (6th , 9th, 14th (nest), 21st Apr), Jackdaw (7th (50+) Apr), Chaffinch (7th (1m) Apr), Green Woodpecker (7th (heard), 14th , 24th (2) Apr), Red-crested Pochard (8th , 9th (m), 11th , 17th (pair), 26th (2), 28th (f), 30th Apr), Egyptian Goose (9th – 10th , 22nd Apr), Grey Heron (9th , 15th (2), 18th, 20th – 22nd , 25th - 26th , 28th , 30th Apr), Blackbird (9th (m&f) Apr), Song Thrush (9th , 18th Apr), Wren (9th - 10th , 16th , 21st (2), 28th Apr), Mandarin (10th (pair in Kestrel Nest Box 24 by Slice Hide), 11th , 16th (pair still prospecting Nest Box 24) Apr), Sparrowhawk (10th (3), 24th, 25th (possible nest but not being used - could be nest of Crow. Still there 30th ) Apr), Goldfinch (10th Apr), Rook (15th (flew over), 24th (2) Apr), Kestrel (15th (2) Apr), Great Crested Grebe (15th, 18th (on nest), 22nd, 28th Apr), Cormorant (15th , 22nd, 26th (1), 28th (2), 30th Apr), Green Sandpiper (16th Apr), Mute Swan (18th Apr), Little Egret (21st (2), 22nd, 24th – 25th (1), 28th Apr), Garden Warbler (22nd (seen and heard), 28th (heard) Apr), Willow Warbler (22nd (heard) Apr), Reed Warbler (24th (2), 30th Apr), Skylark (24th (First sighting for many years) Apr), Swallow (24th (3) Apr), Goldcrest (24th, 25th (pair chasing each other) Apr), Common Tern (27th (2) Apr) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (28th (1) Apr).

White Plume Moth (17th (2) Apr),

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 15 Apr 2022. A cool night and a large moon were not ideal trapping conditions, but 20 hardy individuals of 14 species did make it into the notebook. New for the year were Pale Tussock, Red-green Carpet, Nut-tree Tussock, Muslin Moth, Frosted Green, Chestnut, Tachystola acroxantha, Agonopterix arenella and Dyseriocrania subpurpurella. A Cream-spot Ladybird was also of note.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 16 Apr 2022. Same overnight conditions and the same outcome. Just 18 moths of six species from the reserve last night. Nothing new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 17 Apr 2022. A slightly more respectable 31 moths of 15 species from the reserve. Purple Thorn, Spectacle and Phyllonorycter rajella were all new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 21 Apr 2022. 19 moths of 10 species from the reserve. Chocolate-tip and Pebble Prominent were new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 22 Apr 2022. 35 moths of 18 species from the reserve. Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) and Phyllonorycter quercifoliella - Common Oak Midget were both new for the reserve list, whilst Flame Shoulder, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Wave (Cabera exanthemata), Pale Prominent and Endrosis sarcitrella were new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 23 Apr 2022. Just 28 moths of 14 species. Flame Carpet and May Highflyer were new for the year.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 28 Apr 2022. Fairy quiet on the moth front at the reserve as the cool temperatures reduced activity. Seraphim and Common Pug were new for the year amongst just 13 moths of 10 species. Interest came in the form of caddisfly (Limnephilus sparsus), a new species for the reserve.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 30 Apr 2022. Moths! 30 moths of 20 species were trapped at the reserve. Poplar Hawk-moth, Knot Grass, Brimstone, Least Black Arches, Pebble Hook-tip, Peppered Moth and Phyllonorycter coryli were all new for the year.

Speckled Wood (2nd, 8th , 15th (2), 16th , 18th, 20th (ovipostiting), 21st – 22nd (1), 24th , 28th, 30th Apr), Peacock (8th (2), 10th, 11th (3 or 4), 14th - 16th , 18th, 21st (7) 24th , 26th , 30th Apr), Brimstone (8th, 11th (a few, including female laying eggs on Alder Buckthorn), 14th (m&f), 15th(4), 18th (m&f and eggs), 21st (6m), 24th , 30th (15 including mating pairs) Apr), Orange Tip (11th (m (Garlic Mustard is appearing), 12th , 15th (4), 16th , 18th, 20th , 21st (3), 24th , 26th (m), 28th, 30th (m) Apr), Comma (11th (1), 15th (3), 16th Apr), Holly Blue (11th (1), 15th - 16th , 21st (2), 24th , 26th (m) Apr), Small White (14th (1), 21st (4) Apr), Green-veined White (14th , 16th (1), 17th (around Garlic Mustard on Woodland Walk), 18th, 20th , 21st (1), 24th (mating), 26th , 30th (mating) Apr), Comma (14th , 18th Apr), Painted Lady (15th (very early, so maybe incorrect id) Apr), Red Admiral (18th, 21st (1) Apr) and Large White (21st (2) Apr).

Alderfly (Sialis lutaria) (5th, 30th Apr), Bee sp (17th (swarm), 21st (nest in Poplar), 30th (swarming in two bunches in trees near new pond) Apr), Midge sp (18th Apr), Dark-edged Bee Fly (18th, 21st Apr), Aradus depressus - most common UK flatbug (18th (new to the ML Species List) Apr), Wasp (21st Apr), Hoverfly (Melanostoma scalare) (23rd Apr) and Black Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus humator) (30th (new to the ML Species List) Apr).

Grey Squirrel (3rd – 4th, 9th, 21st, 28th (1) Apr), Brown Rat (4th (2 in feeder), 6th, 7th (in Rotunda feeder), 21st Apr), Vole sp (10th (Shell Hide), Muntjac (12th, 16th (m&f), 24th (1), 26th (1) Apr), Rabbit (14th (7), 18th, 21st (3), 22nd, 24th - 26th (1), 28th (3 include 1 young), 30th Apr), Muntjac (12th 13th 16th (m&f), 24th (1), 26th (1) Apr), Badger (13th, 18th Apr), Water Vole (10th (photographed – 1st sighting for over 25 years), 21st (no sight but possible signs at Shell Hide) Apr) and Red Fox (16th , 23rd Apr).

Algae bloom on Clubhouse Lake (Early - mid Apr).

Snakes-head Fritillary (9th, 10th (a white one) Apr), Cuckoo Pint (Lords and Ladies) (16th (flowering), 18th, 22nd Apr), Red Campion (22nd Apr), Bluebell (20th, 30th Apr) and Borage (30th Apr).

Stickleback (21st (2 seen in new Pond) Apr) and Roach (30th (caught by Cormorant) Apr).

Grass Snake (16th Apr).

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