A grass-snake in the Sycamore Glade.
Six slow-worms (one adult, five juveniles) under mats on the meadow.
Saw some small sloworms under a couple of the felt matts near the heaps of grass.
Cuckoo heard calling in the Trap Grounds woodland on 11th May. (The same one, presumably.)
Heard the cuckoo at 8.45 this morning. 12th May.
A mother duck and 12 bundles of fluff in the stream near the boardwalk.
Good views of a very vocal green woodpecker. M and F bullfinches.
Great-spotted Woodpecker excavating a nest. 3 Reed Warblers. 3+ Bullfinches. 1 Muntjac.
A male Stickleback protecting his nest in Swan Pond.
A lizard basking in the sun in the usual spot.
A muntjac in Railway Wood this morning. Also 2 reed warblers singing.
Swan on nest, south bank of big pond. Wren nesting in fallen willow in Mill Stream.
A Red-legged Partridge on Frenchay road bridge, and later along Frog Lane (22/4). Chiffchaff nest-building, Great Tits visiting one of the nest boxes. Redpoll flew over.
Water Vole where Mick saw one yesterday. Thrush singing in Frog Lane.
Water Vole (twice this week) in the Mill Stream. Toad in Swan Pond.
Wood Anemones emerging on the southern meadow (never before recorded on the TG). Also Marsh Marigold in flower on the north-east bank of Tim'S Pond.
Reed Warbler - first of the year singing in the main reedbed, 20/4/13.
Toads mating in the big pond. Peacock butterfly sunning itself in the meadow.
'Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob' (Tachystemon orientalis, a type of Borage) flowering on the southern meadow. And Corydalis solida, a type of Fumitory, nearby.
2 willow warblers along Frog Lane. Also chiffchaff (1), blackcap (3) and redpoll (1).
Swan pair on Swan Pond, the male approaching rather aggressively; later, one swan sitting apparently on a nest at the edge of the reeds with partner patrolling.