This Month’s Sightings

1st – 1 Grey Heron seen at Mercia Marina,  1 Green Woodpecker heard S of the Ballast Hole Pond,  2 juvenile Common Whitethroat see adjacent to the railway bridge SE of Stanhope Wood,  1 Essex Skipper butterfly seen at the bottom of Cardales Meadow (the first sighting this year)

11th – Dead Hedgehog seen Heath Lane

19th – 1 Brown Argus butterfly, 2 Small Copper Butterfly seen in Cote Close, 2 Red Admiral Butterfly seen near Hicklin’s Bridge, 1 Bullfinch seen near King George V playing field

20th – 1 Sparrowhawk seen Willington Road near the level crossing

21st – 1 Common Sandpiper seen feeding in the cattle field SW of the treatment works (this is the first sighting of this species in Findern, it’s probably on its migration South and stopped to feed in the flooded field)


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