I know a Blog is meant to be up to the minute information, however I thought it would be useful to have a brief summary of recent sightings here at the reserve.
Starting with our Lapwings, 54 nesting pairs this year, now dispersing around the lowland areas of the reserve.
In addition a week or so ago we were visited by a pair of Great White Egrets which stayed for a few days.
At present there is a rich diversity of wildlife, birds and plants to be seen, including Redshank,Sedge Warbler, Weasel,Thrift, Grass Snake,Spotted Flycatcher, Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly, Yellow Flag Iris, Redpoll, Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Cotton Grass, False Bullrush, Brimstone Butterfly, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Wood Warbler, Reed Bunting, Common Toad, (hundreds if not thousands of little toadlets!) and Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly.
Last weekend a visitor to the reserve set a moth trap and was able to identify over 70 species of moth.
So you can see a great diversity, so come and visit us soon!