Hi all, it’s Sam here. Adam is on holiday this week so I’m here to let you know what has been seen on the reserve this week.
Two sparrowhawk chicks which we have been monitoring have now fledged so keep an eye out for them next time you are out and about on the reserve. We think that one of them is a male and the other is female.
As we get ever closer to autumn there has been an abundance of fungi beginning to pop up across the reserve including honey fungus and chicken of the wood. We would love to see any photos of interesting looking fungi that you see on the reserve.
I was also fortunate enough to watch a wood mouse foraging amongst the leaf litter at the entrance to the reserve. Oblivious to myself and two visitors he spent a few minutes looking for food and looking very cute.
Other interesting sightings have include grey wagtail (Corra Linn, 10th), bullfinch (above boardwalk, 9th), goldcrest (above boardwalk, 10th), buzzards calling loudly (regularly), grey heron (Dundaff Linn, regularly) and treecreeper (regularly throughout the reserve.)
There has also been an abundance of meadowsweet in the meadow, why not take a walk up to enjoy the fragrant of this strong and sweet perennial.
We would love to hear about any of your wildlife sightings on the reserve, so please do let us know if yo see anything exciting.