Saturday, 31 October 2015


This morning on the reserve: at least 1 Grey Wagtail, A feeding party of Long-tailed Tits, Blue and Great Tits, 2 Coal Tits and a Goldcrest, a couple of Goldfinches and 3 Chaffinches, 1 calling Chiffchaff, 1 Jay and 1 flyover Siskin. Lots of Robins, Wrens and Blackbirds.

Best sighting today was a Devil's Coach Horse - my first in 50 years! Also Common Wasp, Red Admiral, Syrphus hoverfly and Dock Bug.

Dock Bug


Syrphus hoverfly

Common Wasp

Devil's Coach Horse

In Fairlawn Road there was an Eristalis tenax hoverfly and a couple of Dark Bush-crickets.
Dark Bush Cricket

Eristalis tenax

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