Thursday, 13th July
This site is the Lee Valley Regional Park's Dragonfly Reserve and the first dragonflies will be emerging by now so, if we get a pleasant morning, we could be seeing Banded Demoiselles and Hairy Dragonflies. This site is also good for butterflies such as Speckled Wood, Peacock and Common Blue. There is likely to be a good variety of birdlife with warblers such as Reed and Sedge singing, allowing us to compare the songs of the two commonest reedbed species. The first Hobbies could be dashing across the sky and there may be waders such as Redshank and Green Sandpiper on the area of shallow water and mud in the centre of the site. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers should be obvious in the Arboretum where Blackcaps and Common Whitethroats will be in full song along with our commoner resident species such as Dunnock and Song Thrush. Kingfishers are not uncommon at this site so we will keep our ears peeled to pick up there distinctive call which is often the first indication that they are present.
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