6 June 2016


Ragged Robin (John Grearson

Upper Waterhay:    Grey Squirrel (unusual at this site), Mute Swan pair with 8 cygnets on adjacent lake, Lesser Whitethroat song, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Cuckoo.  Good numbers of Reed Buntings feeding in the meadow and in song nearby.  Speckled Wood Butterfly 1, Common Blue 1, Burnet Companion Moth 20, Large Skipper 2.   Common Carder Bee 2, Buff-tailed Bumblebee 1, Banded demoiselle, Black-tailed Skimmer 3, mining bee and leaf-cutter bee.  A good display of Ragged Robin, Bird’s-foot Trefoil and Common Meadow-rue.    John Grearson

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