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June 2014 Diary
All the latest sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Sun 1st A very busy day due to the glorious weather but it was still easy to find tranquility and lots of wildlife interest. The Anglesey Basin area was particularly rich with Red-eyed Damselflies on the canal and several Green Hairstreaks on the heath along with a Small Copper, several Common Blues, Small Heath, a Dingy Skipper and several Burnet Companions (GE)

Female Common Blue (©GE)

Female Common Blue (©GE)

Male Common Blue (©GE)

Small Heath (©GE)

Green Hairstreak (©GE)

Burnet Companion (©GE)

Deer Grass (©GE)

Red-eyed Damselflies (©GE)

Images of Small Heath,
Common Blue Butterfly
and Common Blue Damselfy
© DL
Thurs 5th A Redshank was reported
Mon 9th
At Norton Bog there were 10 Bee Orchids, several Southern Marsh Orchids, several Burnet Companions, a Mother Shipton and several Small Heaths and Common Blues. At 17:45 a high flying Red Kite drifted over from the east and 5 Buzzards and 2 Hobbies were also present (GE).

Bee Orchid (GE)

Southern Marsh Orchid (GE)

Mother Shipton (GE)
Thurs 12th A Red Kite was seen drifting over Stables Way around 1pm (PTr).
Images of the Red Deer over Cuckoo Bank (PTr)  

Sat 14th The WeBs count produced totals of 27 Mute Swans, 66 Canada Geese, 49 Mallard, 12 Tufted Ducks, 82 Coot, 34 adult Great Crested Grebes, 2 Grey Herons, a Little Ringed Plover, an Oystercatcher, a Common Tern and 2 (3cy, 4cy) Yellow-legged Gulls. There are at least 10 Great Crested Grebe nestsites and 10 juveniles were present. A Grey Wagtail was carrying food near the Sailing Club and the Mute Swans on Norton Bog Lagoon have 7 cygnets. 9 Bee Orchids were on the South Shore (GE).
At Norton Bog, Dingy Skippers were on the wing and more than 30 Bee Orchids were counted at 2 locations.

Grey Wagtail (GE)

Mon 16th
  Common spotted orchids
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