30th July 2005 - 0730-0900

Birdlife:
Spotted fLycatcher feeding fledged young in trees near
the Harden entrance car park.
Sparrowhawk young heard calling near Lady Blantyre's Rock
Garden Warbler seen near Crossgates Barn
Little Owl seen in Whitecotes Barn wall facing bridlepath
Several Great Spotted Woodpeckers seen and heard throughout
listen for the explosive "Tchick!"call of the Woodpecker
Several Chiffchaff seen and heard throughout, listen for the
nasal "Sveet" call as well as young males trying to sing the
distinctive "chiff chaff chiff chaff"
Nuthatch and Treecreeper were also about with young

Butterflies:
Meadow Brown seen in the horse paddock off Blind Lane

Crayfish in Coppice Pond

The Crayfish in Coppice Pond have recently been identified as the native species, White-clawed Crayfish. More information can be found at http://www.english-nature.org.uk/default.asp

16th July 2005 - 0800-1030 hrs

Birds sightings all with fledged young:
Spotted Flycatcher in the memorial wood,
Little Owl, Nuthatch-lots down Blind Lane, Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker near the Druid sculpture,
Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Jackdaw, Jay
Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch,
Coal Tit, Blue tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit,
Coot on Coppice Pond, Robin, Blackbird,
Pied Wagtail-several on the Turf research lawns,
Swallow, Chiffchaff.

Garden Warbler was behind Betty's Lodge up Blind Lane

Insects
Plenty of Meadow Browns about at the moment

Pond Life in the disused reservoir
hundreds of tadpoles, a few Water Beetles, Cadisfly larvae
Leeches,