Cuckoos have been showing really well, with at least 2 males and a female on site. There have been a couple of fights between 2 males, favourite perch seen from the Draper hide large tree to left but also spotted around site at Ashby, Kingfisher and Warbler hides as well, fingers crossed we may get views of a youngster.
The kestrels are incubating in the box on the pylon outside the visitor centre, so we are looking forward to some fluffy chicks.
Lapwing attempted to breed at Draper hide, a lone male wigeon, shelduck, gadwall, tufted duck, pochard a few shoveler left, hobby regularly hawking over meadow, blackcap with young, garden warbler, reed and sedge warbler, cettis, chiff chaff, first cygnets of the year, quite a few canada geese broods, lots of black headed gulls nesting on the rafts first few chicks hatched in the last couple of days and a few pairs of common tern starting to settle on the rafts.
Damsels and dragonflies starting to emerge with azure, large red and blue tailed damselfly, banded demoisells and hairy and four spotted chaser dragonflies.
Butterflies include regular holly blue, orange tip, brimstone with additional comma, peacock, small tortoiseshell and speckled wood
Lots of click beetles and common malachite beetles about also red headed cardinal and wasp beetles.
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