Peacock Butterfly (CS)
|Thurs 7th||Adult and juvenile Willow Tits were visiting the feeders. A Grey Wagtail was feeding at the head of the Fly Bay stream.|
|Fri 8th||A mixed flock of migratory birds was seen moving through below the dam and included 2 Tree Pipits and a Redstart. A Willow Tit was calling in the Norton Bog area.|
Water-levels are still high for the time of year at 62cm off maximum and with a great deal of invasive shore-line willow growth there is little available habitat for migrant waders. The WeBS count produced 45 Mute Swans, 75 Canada Geese, 181 Mallard, 76 Tufted Ducks, 303 Coot, 6 Moorhens, 28 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Grebes, 3 Grey Herons, a Lapwing, a 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, a Herring Gull, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 32 Black-headed Gulls. Several Willow Warblers, a family party of Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat were also present (GE).
|Sun 10th||A Greenshank was calling as it circled and departed to the north-west. On the north shore there was a Treecreeper, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker and a family of Willow Warblers (HK).|
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A Common Sandpiper and 40 Swifts were present (PW). Hirundines were lining up on the
wakeboarding lines and hunting for insects over the lake. A Rock
Pipit was calling over Anglesey Basin.
A 2cy and an adult Yellow-legged Gull were in the roost.
|Fri 22nd||3 Ringed Plovers, 1 Sanderling, a female Pintail, 2 Kingfishers, adult and 2nd cy Yellow-legged Gulls were present and over 1000 Starlings roosted on the island. A Red Fox was patrolling the North Heath.|
2 Wheatears and 4 Grey Partridges were on
An Azorean Type Yellow-legged Gull came into roost late at 8.45pm.
Staffordshire County Council rangers are holding a Wildlife Fun Day at the
innovation centre from 10.30am - 4.00pm Bank Holiday Monday
See https://www.facebook.com/ChasewaterCountryPark?fref=ts for more info.
|Thurs 28th||On Cuckoo Bank there were 2 Hobbies, 2 Ravens and a Greenshank (PW).|
|Sun 31st||Four Spotted Flycatchers and 7 Swifts were present (PW).|