This late visit was to accommodate a Cormorant roost count in conjunction with the Nation Wildfowl Count for the month of August.
Blog: By Tag
A wigeon and five mandarins were eventually on view in the North Pool.
On the Strip the three juvenile Little Egrets were present.
The morning period was given over to coverage of the SK21 transect for butterfly recording.
South Derbyshire Badger Group has identified several active setts on the reserve.
The last roost count was down to 12 birds.
An early start was made to get any counting done before the heat of the day became overbearing.
Thomas' sightings from a warm and sunny day at Drakelow in the south of Derbyshire.
It’s amazing the difference a few days can make when looking for plants.
Recent reports are of badger (twice in broad daylight), field mouse and several rabbit kits are now above ground.