Plenty of warblers there calling Willow, Black Cap, Reed and White Throat but only managing to see the latter two. Saw a single Great Spotted Woodpecker plus what I think was a juvenile male Reed Bunting.
On the lake were plenty of Cormorants, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Pochard and Coots, with a couple of distant Hobbies Flying around and a pair of Buzzards.
Didn't manage to see the Turtle Dove although someone in the hide had heard one earlier.
|Hobbie at Aqualate Mere|
|Male Reed Bunting|
The afternoon was spent at Chartley Moss, the main aim was to hopefully see some Dragonflies and the main target being White Faced Darters which are one of the sites specialities.
Was a very interesting walk and even allowed me meet up with a old work mate for a bit of a chat.
Was good to see so many Sun Dew's I do love carnivorous plants I find them fascinating.
We did manage to see a few of the target species but the wind was not helping.
|White Faced Darter, Chartley Moss|