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Gorge 25 May 2013

It was amazing as we saw a kingfisher for the first time at the Gorge

Butterfly - Brimstone, Large White, Common Blue, Speckled Wood

Damselfly - Azure ,Blue Tailed, Common Blue (male and female) & large red damselfly

Bugs - Mayfly, Alder Fly, Caddis Fly, Daddy long legs, slug, Black Ant, Red Ant, Common Wasp, Beetles, Bumble Bee, Woodlouse, spider, moth, pond skater & greenfly

Birds - Swift, Wood pigeon, sand martin, starling, tufted duck, greylag, canada, blue tit, magpie, coot, great crested grebe, hobby, Carrion Crow, Collard dove, blackbird, cormorant, mallard, moorhen, robin, little egret, kingfisher, black cap, grey heron & great tit.

and a slow worn

Bedfords and Gorge on Sunday 19/05/2013

Had a long day on Sunday and visited Bedfords and Gorge.

At Bedfords we was lucky and saw a group of four fallow deer walking through the park that were wild and not part of the ones Within the fenced off area.

Also saw Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Collard Dove, Wood Pigeon, House Sparrow, Robin, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Canada & Greylag.

We managed to count 21 rabbits. Butterflies were large white, peacock and orange tip. When we looked in the pond we saw hundreds of tadpoles swimming rund the reeds.

Did not see too much over the Gorge compared to other weeks.
Swift, Blackbird, Canada & Greylag Geese, House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Coot, Black Headed Gull, Mallard, Moorhen, Magpie, Sand Martin, Mute Sawn, Greenfinch. Also saw large white, peacock, speckled wood and orange tip butterfiles and a blue tailed damselfly

Went to Hanningfield Reservoir 18/05/2013

Went to Hanningfield Reservoir on Saturday and saw a great crested newt when we was looking for bugs under logs. We also saw

Bird – Swift, Mallard, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Magpie, Collard Dove, Moorhen, Cormorant, Carrion Crow, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Robin, Canada and Greylag Geese, Grey Heron, Black Cap, Pheasant, Black Headed Gull, Shovler, Red Crested Pochard, Stock Dove, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock & a Common Gull

Bugs – Beetles, Ant (Black, red wood), slug, spiders, millipede, centipede, moth, gnat, bumble bee, snail, worm, mayfly, caddis fly and a daddy long legs

We also saw a Rabbit and a grey squirrel

Picture of the hobby 12/05/2013

Picture of the hobby we saw, also forget greenfinch in list below

Been over the gorge today

We was watching a hobby catching insects in its talons whilst flying

Also saw baby Canada & Greylag Geese, Coots and Mallards.

Managed to see a slow worm as well with lots of different bugs. Snails, spiders, beetles, black and red ants, bumble bee & worms. Large Red and Blue tailed Damselfly. Large white, speckled wood and common blue butterflies.

Bird list - house sparrow, wood pigeon, black headed gull, starling, house martin, robin, great tit, blackbird, magpie, greylag, canana, mallard, morhen, swift, mute swan, great crested grebe, little egret, stock dove, jay, hobby, carrion crow, tufted duck, grey heron and a cormorant