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June 2017 Diary
Sightings, news and photos from Chasewater and surrounding areas.
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Thurs 1st No records
Fri 2nd No records
Sat 3rd No records
Sun 4th No records
Mon 5th No records
Tues 6th No records
Wed 7th No records
Thurs 8th Six Oystercatchers were present (JK).
Fri 9th No records
Sat 10th No records
Sun 11th The monthly WeBS count produced 78 Mute Swans, 57 Canada Geese, 82 Mallard, 23 Tufted Ducks, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebes, 8 Moorhens, 162 Coot, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Lapwings and a Common Tern. Four pairs of Mute Swans currently have broods of 1, 3, 3 and 5 cygnets. At Norton Bog there were 20 Bee-orchids and at least 144 marsh orchids were amongst the buttercups in the adjacent horse fields (GE).

Orchid and buttercups

Bee-orchid

Meadow Pipit
Mon 12th No records
Tues 13th A single Common Tern and Oystercatcher were noted (PW).
Wed 14th

No records

Thurs 15th No records
Fri 16th

At least 107 Bee-orchids were in front of the Innovation Centre and a total of 32 on Norton Bog. A small clump of Deer-grass was still surviving in Anglesey Basin but the Sundews in the overflow were hardly evident. A patch of Crassula helmsii was noted on the north shore as well as in Norton Bog and this invasive alien could cause great harm to the rare SSSI shoreline (GE).


Southern Marsh Orchid

Bee-orchid
Sat 17th No records
Sun 18th No records
Mon 19th No records
Tues 20th No records
Wed 21st

No records

Thurs 22nd

7 Common Terns, including one juvenile and 5 Oystercatchers were present (PW).

Fri 23rd

No records

Sat 24th No records
Sun 25th No records
Mon 26th No records
Tues 27th No records
Wed 28th No records
Thurs 29th No records
Fri 30th Five Oystercatchers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Common Sandpipers, 19 Lapwings, 3 Common Terns, 56 Tufted Ducks, 20 Swifts and 2 Grey Wagtails were present (GE).