Recent wildlife sightings on the site

This page reports recent sightings of wildlife on the site. If you'd like to report what you've seen then drop us an email.


Thursday 19th June - reported by John Hyde

Wagtail (yellow/tan with a long forked tail in swooping flight over river), Kingfisher and lots of hedgerow birds.


Saturday 7th June 2003 - reported by Monica Anderson

2 Beautiful Demoiselle Damselflies, large red damselfly. New ducklings, 3 Reed Warblers (2 male), swans & 8 cygnets.

Poppies, Elder, Guelder Rose and Vipers bugloss flowering.


Sunday 1st June 2003 - reported by Monica Anderson

Ducklings, Jackdaws, crow, wrens, reed warblers, water rail, Red damsel fly, Demoiselle.


Sunday 1st June 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden, Alex Bowden and Marie Ellis

Birdlife

Heron, Water rail (heard but not seen!), Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Mute swan, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Black headed gull, Herring gull, Carrion crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie, Wood pigeon, Collared dove, Green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Swift, Swallow, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Reed warbler (2 males), Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song thrush, Starling

Insects

Banded demoiselle damselfly, Peacock butterfly, Small white butterfly, Orange tip butterfly


Sunday 25th May 2003 - reported by Monica Anderson

Slow worm, newts, Red crested pochard, Orange tip butterflies.


Sunday 11th May 2003 - reported by Monica Anderson

Swans, Red crested pochard, Kingfisher, Heron (juvenile), Crows, Butterflies (as for 4th May), Damselfly.


Sunday 4th May 2003 - reported by Monica Anderson

Swans (on nest), Butterflies (Holly blue, Orange tip, Peacock, Speckled wood), hoverflies, bumblebees and Susan's (honey) bees.


Monday 21st April 2003 - reported by John Hyde

Kingfisher, Heron, Muntjac, Mallard, Crow. Read John's article about the day he spotted these.


Sunday 13th April 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden, Marie Ellis and Alex Bowden

Birdlife

Heron, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Mute swan, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Black headed gull, Herring gull, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Wood pigeon, Collared dove, Green woodpecker, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song thrush, Starling, Chiffchaff

Mammals

Rats (2)

Insects

Coma butterfly, Red admiral butterfly, Small tortoiseshell butterfly, Peacock butterfly, Small white butterfly, Brimstone butterfly, Orange tip butterfly


Sunday 23rd March 2003 - reported by Phil Rhodes

My first visit to the Watercress Beds LNR and i was impressed. Blue tit investigating bat box adjacent to the river. Butterflies were out and about today; Comma (single on entrance gate), Small white and Brimstone (single on old track above reserve).


Tuesday 25 March 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden

Late evening visit. No bats flying and few flying insects, but we heard the Muntjac moving around in the undergrowth!


16th March 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden

Heron (overhead), Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Kestrel (overhead), Black headed gull, Herring gull, Carrion crow, Magpie, Wood pigeon, Collared dove, Green woodpecker, Treecreeper, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Starling


9th March 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden

Kingfisher, Water rail, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard Duck, Black headed gull, Sparrowhawk (overhead), Carrion crow, Magpie, Wood pigeon, Goldcrest, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin (now down to only 1 male and 1 female), House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Starling


16th February 2003 - reported by Chris Bowden

Grey Heron, Moorhen,Coot,Mallard Duck,Sparrowhawk (being mobbed by a crow), Kestrel, Carrion crow, Green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Magpie, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin (6 feeding on nuts in the scented garden), House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Redwing, Starling, Chiff chaff (overwintering !)