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Sightings on the Reserve

4th July 2017 - 26 Purple Hairstreak butterflies on oak and nearby brambles  and willowherb south of old hangers compound fence.

 

3 Essex Skipper butterflies, in ditch near A41 road.  (Report by Lucy Lewis)

 

3rd May 2017 – Stephen & Lucy Lewis

Butterflies

Silver-studded Blue caterpillar, 6 Brimstone eggs on Alder Buckthorn, Peacock, Brimstone Green-veined White, Small White. Orange-tip and Small Copper. 

Moths

Cinnabar, Garden Tiger caterpillar (Wooly Bear)

Birds

Blackbird, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Skylark, Robin, Stonechat, Chaffinch, Wren, Yellowhammer, Starling,Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, Swallow, Buzzard, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail and Cuckoo.

 
9th March 2017 - Reed Bunting, 4 male skylarks singing, Long-tailed tits, Kestrel and S
tonechat.  Frogspawn in the pond. In the control tower: 7 Peacocks, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and 9 Herald moth. (Thanks to Stephen & Lucy for this report)
 
22nd February 2017 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, House Sparrow, Redwing, Robin, Starling, Yellowhammer and Rabbits.  
 
In the Control Tower - 9 Peacock butterflies, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and 9 Herald moths.
 
19th February 2017 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush and Yellowhammer.
 
5th January 2017 - Robins (24 in total), Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Starling, House Sparrow, Wren, Yellowhammer, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, Magpie, Fieldfare, Redwing & Rabbits.  (Thank you Lucy for the report)
 
22nd December 2016Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Starling, Robin, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Fieldfare, Redwing, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Kestrel, Rabbits, 7-spot Ladybird and 3 Purple Hairstreak butterfly eggs - Stephen & Lucy Lewis

 

2nd October 2016 - Kinfisher on the pond reported by John Baker.

30th September 2016 - Carrion Crow, Linnet, Magpie, Robin and Skylark

a18th August 2016  - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet, Pied Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher,  Swallow and Yellowhammer. 

9th August 2016 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Jay, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

29th July 2016 - Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

27th July 2016 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard and Moorhen (seen on the pool on numerous occasions during the last week)

18th July 2016  - Butterflies: Small Skippe,r Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Small Heath, Silver Studded Blues, Small Copper, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Purple Hairstreak (wouldn't have noticed them if not pointed out by Len Gibbons) Speckled Wood.

Emperor Dragonfly (and many other dragonflies and damselflies)

Common Lizard

Birds:  Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail,  Skylark , Starling,  Swallow  

(Thanks to Sharon Garforth for the report)

 

6th July 2016 -Blackbird, Blue Tit, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, House Martin, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Robin, Skylark, Swallow, Common Whitethroat, Wren, Yellowhammer.

Three Common Lizards, one missing a tail -  basking on the concrete blocks as before - and two gentlemen who had seen that they were there, on the website, and had driven 30 mins to photograph them.

Butterflies - Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Silver Studded Blues; one possible Common Blue

Caterpillars of the Vapourer and Cinnabar Moths

6 Spot Ladybird

One chocolate brown rabbit!

(Thanks to Sharon Garforth for the report)

 

22nd June 2016 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Linnet, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, Swift, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Wren, Yellowhammer. (Thanks to Sharon Garforth and Len Gibbons for this report)

Common Lizard - one adult and one young - basking on one of the concrete blocks before you go into the heath from the car park. (Reported by Len Gibbons)

Butterflies - Small Heath, Meadow Brown.

11th June 2016 -  First sighting this year of Silver-studded Blue butterfly.  (Thanks to Lucy for report)

16th May 2016 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Linnet, Magpie, female Peregrine Falcon (spotted by Len Gibbons), Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Robin, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Wren, Yellowhammer  (Thanks to Sharon Garforth and Len Gibbons for this report)

21st April 2015  Blackbird, Blue Tit, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker,. Jay,  Jackdaw, Kestrel, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail,  Robin, Skylark,  Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Wren and Small Tortoiseshell. (Report received16th May 2016)

4th April 2016 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bumble Bee, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Frog, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Mallard, Rabbit, Red wing, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Wren and Yellowhammer.  (Report received 4th April 2016)

30th March 2016  - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tit, Jay, Kestrel, Robin, Skylark, Yellowhammer, Woodpigeon, Wren. 7-spot Ladybirds on gorse, Stoat and Rabbit..

14th March 2016 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Brambling, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer and Rabbit.

12th March 2016 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Fieldfare,  Magpie, Robin, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer and a rabbit.

25th February 20126 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Redwing, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling, Woodpigeon, Wren and Yellowhammer.

21st February 2016Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Long Tailed Tit, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Rabbit (one with myxomatosis judging by the swollen eyes), Robin, Starling, Wood Pigeon and Wren.

 23rd January 2016 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Song Thrush and Starling.

3rd January 2016   - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Greenfinch,  Pied Wagtail, Robin and Starling.

26th December 2015  - Blackbird, Carrion Crow,  Fieldfare and Kestrel

6th December 2015   - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Robin, Wren and a rabbit.

28th November 2015  - Blackbird. Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Kestrel and Woodpigeon.

26th November 2015  - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Lapwin g, Magpie, Meadow P{ipit, Robin. Starling and Woodpigeon.

6th November 2015 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Magpie, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.

19th October 2015 - Carrion Crow, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Wren and Rabbit with myxomatosis.

17th October 2015 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Skylark and  Starling.

20th September 2015  - Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Woodpigeon and dead badger alongside the reserve A49.

6th September 2015 - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Woodpigeon and Grey Squirrel.

15th August 2015   - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Linnet, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling, Swallow, Woodpigeon and Rabbits.

30th July 2015   - Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer.   

23 July 2015 - Essex Skipper and a female Pied Flycatcher.  (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

8 July 2015 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Raven, Skylark, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

7 July 2015 - Carrion Crow, Skylark, Yellowhammer. Rabbits and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

6 July 2015  - Carrion Crow, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, Skylark, Rabbits and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

5 July 2015 - Carrion Crow, Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Linnet. Skylark, Whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer, Rabbits and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

4 July 2015 - Carrion Crow, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, Whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer, Rabbits and many Silver-studded Blue Butterflies.

3 July 2015 - Linnets and Silver-studded Blue Butterflies. (Thanks to Kate Long for the report)

30 June 2015  - Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Rabbits and Silver-studded Blue Butterflies.

22 June 2015 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Jackdaw, Skylark, Swallow, Yellowhammer, Rabbits and a small number of Silver-studded Blue butterflies.

17 June 2015 - Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Great Tit, Linnet, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Raven, Skylark, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Stock Dove, Swallow, Swift, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Wren & Yellowhammer. (Thanks to John Campbell for list)

3rd May 2015  - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush,  Starling, Yellowhammer and Rabbits.

1st May 2015 - Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Kestrel, Linnet, Skylark, Wheatear, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer.

23rd April 2015  - Birds - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing, Linnet, Mallard, Meadow Pipit,   Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Robin, Song Thrush, Starling, Swallow, Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Wren and Yellowhammer.  Butterflies - Green-veined White, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.  Mammals - Rabbits. 

11th April 2015  - Carrion Crow,  Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer,

10th April 2015 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch,  Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Great Tit, Kestrel,  Jackdaw, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark and Song Thrush + Rabbits.

 8th April 2015 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Jay, Linnet, Raven, Robin,  Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling, Swallow, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer

5th April 2015 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Woodpigeon

24th March 2015 - Carrion Crow, Kestrel, Robin and Yellowhammer.

23rd March 2015 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Linnet, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Song Thrush, Starling (+100}, Skylark (x6), Stonechat (male) and Wren.

20th February 2015 - Carrion Crow, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Robin and Skylark.

13th February 2015   - Carrion Crow, Dunnock (singing), Skylark and Yellowhammer. 

 6th Februry 2015 -  Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin and Song Thrush.

2nd February 2015 - Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Jay and Robin.

22nd January 2015 - Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Lapwing, Robin and Starling.

8th January 2015Blackbird, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Kestrel,  Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Robin and Starling.

4th January 2015 - Blackbirtd, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Jay, Kestrel, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush

2nd January 2015 - Grey Heron sighted at the pool.

1st January 2015 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Robin and Starling.

31st December 2014 - Grey Heron, Long Tailed Tit, Redwing and Robin.

25th December 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Magpie, Meadow Pipit and Robin.

24th December 2014 - 500+ Lapwing

17th December 2014 - Common Snipe and 1 Woodcock reported on one of the restored areas.  Huge flock of c200 Lapwing across the A41.

16th December 2014 - 1000+ Lapwing

14th December 2014 - Mute Swan (Flying over)

13th December 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Jay, Kestrel, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Starling  and Wren.

9th December 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Long Tailed Tit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin and Wren.

6th December 2014 - 200+ Lapwing and 20+ Golden Plover

1st December 2014    - Blackbird, Fieldfare, House Sparrow, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail and Robin.

22nd November 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark and Yellowhammer.

20th November 2014 -  Flock of 100+ lapwings flying over.

20th November 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch and Great Tit.

18th November 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Jay, Kestrel, Lapwing, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Skylark and Yellowhammer.

28th October 2014 - Blackbird, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Starling, Stonechat, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer.

25th October 2014  - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Lapwing, Robin and Woodpigeon.  

22nd October 2014  - Family of weasels near the access track.  Reported by Doug Hampson and Vera Roberts.

8th October 2014 - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Kestrel, Robin, Skylark and Starling.

6th October 2014 - Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail and Robin.

9th September 2014 - Common Buzzard x1, Garden Warbler x1, Great Spotted Woodpecker x1, Jay x1 Kestrel x1 [female], Pied Wagtail x10+, Whitethroat x2 (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

8th September 2014 - Chiffchaff x2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay x 1, Yellowhammer [pair on fence near pool] (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

7th September 2014 - Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Swallow, Woodpigeon and a Common Lizard.

 5th September 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow x2, Chiffchaff x2, Goldfinch x60+, Great Tit x2, House Martin, Kestrel (female) x1, Long-tailed Tit x12, Magpie x2, Meadow Pipit x3, Mistle Thrush x2, Pied Wagtail x20+ , Skylark x6, Starling x20+, Swallow x30+ and Willow Warbler. (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

 3rd September 2014 - Kestrel x1, Mistle Thrush x1, Redstart x1 (male in full plumage), Skylark x8, Swallows x40 plus and Tree Pipit x1  (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

2nd September2014 - Chiffchaff x1, Meadow Pipit x6, Spotted Flycatcher x2, Tree Pipit x1 and Willow Warbler x1  (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

1st September 2014 - Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Jay, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Swallow and Rabbits.

31st August 2014 - Lesser Black-backed Gull and Hobby (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

29th August 2014 - Swift  (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

24th August 2014 - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Jay, Lapwing, Linnet, Magpie, Skylark and Swallow.

22nd August 2014 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin and Swallow

21st August 2014 - Jay and Long-tailed tit

9th August 2014 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Kestrel, Skylark, Swallow and Rabbits

6th August 2014 - Clouded Yellow butterflies x2

26th July 2014 - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Grey Heron, Song Thrush, Swallow, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer and Rabbits.   

21st July 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

15th July 2014 - Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Swallow, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer.

30th June 2014 - Spotted Flycatcher near the pool.  Reported by John Campbell

29th June 2014 - Green Tiger Beetle reported by Kate Long (Click HERE to view)

26th June 2014  Yellow Wagtail reported by John Campbell

21st June 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Linnet, Robin. Song Thrush, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, Whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer, Silver-studded Blue butterflies and Rabbits.

12th June 2014 - Yellowhammer, burnet moth, small heath, silver-studde blue, four spotted chaser and a well camouflaged shield bug.  (Many thanks to Kate Long for this report)

2nd June 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Linnet, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling, Swallow, Whitethoat, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer, Wren and Rabbits

31st May 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Martin, House Sparrow, Mallard, Pied Wagtail,  Skylark, Starling, Whitethoat, woodpigeon, Yellowhammer & Rabbits

30th May 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Curlew, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker,  Greenfinch, Linnet, Long Tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling, Swallow, Whitethroat,Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, and Yellowhammer.

29th May 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Curlew, Jay, Linnet, Pied Wagtail, Skylark,Starling, Whitethroat, and Yellowhammer.

18th May 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Skylark, Starling, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Wren and Yellowhammer

16th May 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Curlew, Robin, Skylark, Sng Thrush, Swallow, Wheatear, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Yellowhammer and Rabbits

15th May 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, Great Tit, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Swallow, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer and Rabbits.

14th May 2014 - Chaffinch, Dunnock, Green Woodpecker and Yellowhammer

13th May 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Curlew, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Swallow, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Yellowhammer. 

11th May 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Dunnock, House Martins (over pond), Jackdaw, Magpie, Reed Bunting (adjacent to the pond), Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling, Swallow, Whitethroat and Wren. 

3rd May 2014  - Blackbird, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Chiffchall, Curlew, Dunnock, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Linnet, Magpie, Mallard, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler,, Yellowhammer and Rabbits.

30th April 2014 -Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carriw, Common Buzzardw, n Crow, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer & Rabbits

29th April 2014 - Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Linnet, Skylark, Wheatear and Willow Warbler (Thanks to Stephen Lewis for this report)

23rd April 2014 - Carrion Crow, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush & Skylark

21st April 2014 - Goldfinch, Linnet, Willow Warbler and Robin.

20th April 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Willow Warbler & Woodpigeon

12th April 2014 - Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Robin, Skylark, Swallow and Willow Warbler

8th April 2014 - Willow Warbler reported by Stephen Lewis

5th April 2014 - Blackbird, Chaffinch, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Pied Wagtail and Skylark

29th March 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Jay, Kestrel, Mallard, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail,  Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon and Wren.

28th March 2014Chiff-chaff singing on the heath this morning. (Thanks to Stephen Lewis for this report)

28th March 2014 - Two Wheatears, both in stunning plumage, on the Heath the last few days. Seen on the walk from the pool towards the Control Tower. To date I have heard only the call note of Yellow Hammer. There were 4 singing males last year and only a pair of Linnets for me so far. Raven is often seen and Pied Wagtails numbered 60 plus in the grain stores  at dusk with 30 plus being seen on the Heath in the day.  (Thanks to John Campbell for this report)

24th March 2014 -  Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Linnet, Magpie, Mallard, Meadow Pipit. Pied Wagtail, Robin and Skylark.

17th March 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow,  Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron (on the pool), Mallard (pair on the pool), Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark and Rabbits

10th March 2014Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Yellowhammer and Wren

3rd March 2014 - Blackbird, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Long Tailed Tit and Robin

27th February 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush and Yellowhammer

24th February 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Lapwing, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling  & Yellowhammer

18th February 2014 -  Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Kestrel,  Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling and Wren

17th February 2014 -Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Starling and Wren

15th February  2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Lapwing, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Starling & Woodpigeon

14th February 2014  - Carrion Crow, Kestrel & Lapwing

13th February 2014 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Lapwing & Magpie

11th February 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Raven, Redwing, Robin & Kestrel

10th February 2014 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Lapwing & Skylark

9th February 2014 - Carrion Crow, Jay, Kestrel, Magpie & Robin

30th January 2014  - Common Buzzard and Jay

25th January 2014 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin and Skylark.

24th January 2014 -  5 Common Snipe and flocks of Starling and Fieldfare on the restoration areas.

21st January 2014 -  Flock of c30 goldfinch near the pond.  A stoat reported near the end of the runway.

19th January 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit,  Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Meadow Pipit,Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark,Song Thrush, Starling and Woodpigeon.   Dead short-tailed vole sighted near the pond.

short-tailed-vole

14th January 2014 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark, Song Thrush and Starling.

28th Decmber 2013 -   Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Lapwing, Linnet, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Skylark, Starling and Woodpigeon

16th December 2013  -  Carrion Crow, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Jay

15th December 2013 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker & Lapwing

10th December 2013 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Lapwing, Linnet, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon and Wren

3rd December 2013 - Blackbird, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, House Sparrow,  Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Robin and Wren

27th November 2013  - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Fieldfare (large flock feeding on path near hangers), Goldfinch, Magpie, Starling and Woodpigeon.

22nd November 2013 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin and Woodpigeon.

16th November 2013 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer.

13th November 2013  - 2 Jays

11th November 2013 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling and Woodpigeon

3rd November 2013 - Merlin reported flying over the heath by John Campbell.

30th October 2013 - Green Woodpecker, Jay & Yellowhammer (Thanks to Dennis Weaver for this report)

29th October 2013 - Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail,Robin, Skylark, Starling and Woodpigeon

28th October 2013 - Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow (x5) and a Raven.

27th October 2013 - Green Woodpecker and Pheasant

26th October 2013 - Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Long Tailed Tit, Meadow Pipit, Starling, Wren and 1 Rabbit.

24th October 2013 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling and Yellowhammer. 

20th October 2013 - Blue Tit, Carrion Crows, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Jay, Magpie, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails, Robin, Skylark (x2), Starlings and Wren

17th October 2013 - 7 Small Coppers, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Comma seen by final year students from Staffordshire University on a visit to the reserve.

10th October 2013 - Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Linnet, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon and Wren

9th October 2013 -  Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin

8th October 2013 - Small Tortoiseshell, and Small Copper butterflies plus a Silver Y moth.

5th October 2013 - Sparrow hawk (large female put up Starling roost), Chiffchaff x 1, Common Darter x1 (John C.)

1st October 2013 - A flock of about 50 Starlings feeding on an elderberry bush (SL) plus additional report from John Cambell - Grey Heron on pool, Common Snipe x1, Starling x 200 plus, Jay x 2 and Linnet x 3.

30th September 2013 - 24 bird species were recorded on the reserve during September 2013.   (Click HERE to view summary)

18th September 2013 - Gavin Woodman spotted a Beautiful Yellow Underwing caterpillar on heather.

24th September 2013 - Common Darter dragonflies on the pond, with plenty of females laying eggs.  Also sighted Lesser Water Boatman and a baby newt in the pond.

22nd September 2013 - Carrion Crows, Green Woodpecker, Linnets, Meadow Pipit, Robins, Skylark and Starlings.

17th September 2013 - Kestrel

8th September 2013 - Carrion Crows, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Starings and Swallows. 

5th September 2013 -  Blackbird, Carrion Crows, Chaffinch,  Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Magpie,  Pied Wagtails,  Raven, Robin, Skylark, Starlings, Swallows and Woodpigeon. Fox dead on the A49 adjacent to the reserve.

4th September 2013 -  Carrion Crows, Chiffchaff,  Goldfinch flock, Jay, Long Tailed Tit,  Pied Wagtails, Robin, Skylark, Starlings, Swallows, Woodpigeon

3rd September 2013 -  Carrion Crows, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Pied Wagtails, Robin, Skylark, Swallows, Wren  and Yellowhammer.

Migrant Hawker dragonfly photographed by Lucy Lewis.  See OTHER INSECTS to view photograph.

1st Septembet 2013 -  Blue Tit, Carrion Crows, large flocks of Goldfinch feeding on seed heads,  Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (x7), Raven, Swallow and Woodpigeon

During August 2013 bird species recorded on the reserve totalled 24.  (Click HERE to view summary)

30 Aug 2013 - Fox reported by Debbie Ballard

25 Aug 2013 - Bird species today included - Blue Tit, Carrion Crows, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Jay, Magpie, Peregrine, Robin, Skylark, flock of Starlings, Swallows and a Woodpigeon., 

The Spotted Flycatcher family may now have left the reserve. 

23 Aug 2013 - Bird species on the reserve today included - Blue Tit, Carrion Crows, Common Buzzard, flock of goldfinch feeding on thistles and 2 drinking at the pond, Green Woodpecker, House Martin, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Skylark (x3), Starling, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

19 Aug 2013 - Moth trapping took place on the reserve.  Highlights included Heath Rustic, Neglected Rustic, Crescent, Bulrush Wainscot and Crambus hamella.  The last one is a micro moth and Prees Heath is believed to be the only site in the county for this species, and it probably only occurs on one other site in the West Midlands. (Thanks to Dave Grundy for this report)

Earlier in the day bird sightings included Spotted Flycatcher, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer, Common Buzzard, Pied Wagtails, Carrion Crows, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, Raven, large flocks of Goldfinch, Magpie, Swallows and Linnet.

18 Aug 2013 -  Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch (large flock), Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Swallows, Starling. Woodpigeon, Pied Wagtail and Magpie.

16 Aug 2013 - Yellowhammer x3, Green Woodpecker, Swallow x12, Blue Tit x4, Robin, Skylark x2, Pied Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch x30+, Woodpigeon, Starling x 20+, Spotted Flycatcher, Raven and Wren

14 Aug 2013 - Blackbird, Carrion Crows, flock of 30+ Goldfinch, Skylark (x3), Spotted Flycatcher (x4),Starling, Swallows and Woodpigeon

13 Aug 2013  Flock of 30+ Goldfinch feeding on thistles, 2 Collared Doves, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 3 Carrion Crow and 20 Starlings

 9 Aug 2013  74 Species of moths recorded during the Night event and the Moth Breakfast the following morning.

 8 Aug 2013  Flock of Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Starling, Swallows feeding over the pond and a singing Yellowhammer.  Butteflies included Small Copper, Large & Small White, Peacock, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown. Unidentified dragonflies over the pond.

 6 Aug 2013  Carrion Crow, Goldfinch (20+), Woodpigeon, Starling, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

 4 Aug 2013  Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Swallow and Yellowhammer.

 3 Aug 2013  Blue Tit, Carrion Crow x3, Green Woodpecker x3, Spotted Flycatcher x2, Swallow 

 1 Aug 2013  Blackbird, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Linnet, Raven, Spotted Flycatcher x3, Starling, Swallow, Woodpigeon and Yellowhammer x4 

25 Jul 2013  Green Tiger Beetle, Ghost Moth and Pyramidal Orchid reported by Kate Long who kindly supplied supporting photohgraphs which are included in the appropriate galleries.  Kate   also reported a stoat.