Week 37 things are getting quieter at work mainly because I can’t get to the pond because of the Cows being were they shouldn’t be and not in the field were they should be, broken fences and the farmer not caring where they go. Anyway butterflies about still Speckled Wood and a very nice Comma [no photo camera not at work
Friday was more of a reccy day out at Stocksmoor Common looking for the Dragon Pond there, I did manage to locate it but once again its in a field where cows roam, there were not here today however so I did manage to get to the pond seeing a few Common Darters some in tandem. After Stocksmoor I moved on next door to Bullcliff Top Wood to try and find some more dragons but nowt today, the birds moving thru were Buzzard (4), Swallows, Jay and a Kestrel hunting the local field, Butterflies around here included more Speckled Wood, Common Blue and Peacock. Then of course I had to run down to Pugneys to keep the black theme going to find the reported Black Terns along with a couple of Common Terns.
Saturday the 18th we ended up at Old Moor once again with a few friends to hopefully find a few waders going thru. Wath Ings hide held Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper (3), Black Tailed Godwit (1), Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Ruff (1), Ringed Plover (1), loads of Lapwing.Other birds around the reserve Kestrel, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Black Headed Gull, Goldfinch, Linnet, Grey Heron, Crow, Jackdaw and I’ve probably missed a couple. Common Darter, Migrant Hawker (Male) and Common Blue Damselfly (Male) also seen