Sunday, June 02, 2019

Sawbridgeworth Marsh 2 June

A walk round Sawbridgeworth Marsh, currently in peak condition.

Plants:



Southern Marsh Orchid. Two regions, 9 in the first and more in the second in the southern part.

Obviously lots of others, but I noticed this one below, possible a creeper on another plant, and am thinking its a garden plant that has made a bid for freedom.


Banded Demoiselle - lots, in places clouds of them
Azure Damselfly - quite a lot of these - I assume this rather than Common Blue
Large Red Damselfly - about 5 of these


Blue tailed Damselfly 1 seen
Hairy Dragonfly - 1 in the reeds


A large Blue one, whizzing round like a mad thing.

Butterflies:

Speckled Wood
Orange Tip
Peacock

Birds:

Reed Bunting 3 males, possibly 4
Cetti's Warbler - 2 singing
Chiffchaff 1 singing
Sedge Warbler - 1 singing
Blackcap singing, 
Jay 1

Mammals:

Fox - 1 young one
Vole sp - 1 small blackish one by the waters edge. Much smaller than a water vole.

No comments: