March 2005




Saturday 26th:


At least 80 Warren Crocus Romulea columnae were in flower in Greenland Lake, with good numbers also out behind the Visitor Centre.  The warm weather also brought out the first Sand and Common Lizard of the year. The first Small Tortoiseshell of the year was on the wing with at least three Peacock.


Warren Crocus March 2005

Warren Crocus March 2005


Sand Lizard March 2005




Thursday 24th:


Warren Crocus Romulea columnae is now in flower, with several plants seen in Greenland Lake and behind the Visitor Centre.  Five Bottle-nosed Dolphin were offshore midmorning. 



Saturday 19th:


Common Toads were present and spawning at all three ponds on the reserve.



Thursday 17th:


The mild spring weather brought out two species of butterfly Comma and Peacock, apart from a single Peacock sighting in January, these are the first butterfly records of the year.



Thursday 10th:


A Stoat was seen along the Back Path between Greenland Lake and the Main Pond.



Saturday 5th:


A female Grey Seal was hauled out on the sandbars in the Estuary on the rising tide. Warren Crocus Romulea columnae leaves were seen near the Visitor Centre but it will not be in flower for several weeks.



February 2005


Sunday 27th:


Early Meadow grass Poa infirma is currently in flower.  This nationally rare grass is present in several areas of short turf around the recording area.  These photos were taken between the visitor centre and the main pond.  These tiny plants only grow to about 1cm in height and can be difficult to find,  but as can be seen in the first photograph below, the pale lime green colour can be seen quite readily amongst other vegetation.




                                    Early Meadow Grass Poa infirma  February 2005

Saturday 26th:


A Fox was seen briefly by the Main Pond, the first sighting of the year.



Friday 18th:


Several Harbour Porpoise were offshore with high numbers of seabirds, indicating good feeding conditions. This species appears to be becoming a more regular visitor to the bay.


January 2005

Friday 28th:


A Weasel was seen briefly running across the path near the Visitor Centre, this is the first confirmed record on site for at least 10 years.


Saturday 8th:


A Grey Seal was present briefly in front of the hide at high tide.




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