Sightings: 2018

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KEITH BARNSLEY on Saturday, 21 April 2018
Another Early am visit. 5.30 to 8.00am . Barn Owl right over my head as I walked thru Members Gate was a great start in the Twilight. Did Full tour of Reed Beds to get: Lesser White Throat x 2. Common Whitethroat x 2. Willow warbler x 3. Blackcap x 8. Chiffchaff x 2. Sedge warbler x 5 & Finally Grasshopper Warbler x 1 (poss 2). Cuckoo x 2.
Others: Bullfinch. Green Woodpecker G. S. Woodpecker. StockDove x 6. Common Tern x 3.
JOHN COAKLEY on Saturday, 21 April 2018
Just to add too Mark's report . This was a different Marsh Harrier from yesterdays bird . It showed no signs of the green tags on lower and upper wings as did Thursdays bird .Yesterdays bird was tagged by the North West Norfolk Ringing Group but unfortunately the poor light made the tag unreadable
MARK PHILLIPS on Friday, 20 April 2018
Marsh Harrier again over Newlands reedbed briefly this evening.
MARK PHILLIPS on Thursday, 19 April 2018
Marsh Harrier over Newlands reedbed at 20.45.
JOHN COAKLEY on Thursday, 19 April 2018
Todays Highlights 09:00 - 13:00

East Marsh Pool
2 x Oystercatcher
1 x Common Tern
2 x Redshank
20 + Sand Martin around the nesting structures

River Pool
1 x Osprey
1 x Great White Egret

Around The Reserve
Sedge Warbler
Common Whitethroat
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler

On The Wing
Small Tortoiseshell 7
Brimstone 6
Peacock 10
Orangetip 5



JOHN OSBORNE on Thursday, 19 April 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 3:
Brimstone (2)
Peacock (9)
Comma (1)
Orange-tip (2)

(A transect is a weekly walk that records butterflies in a 5m band on a fixed route, from April to September. This is a way of measuring changes in abundance and variety of butterflies at a site from year to year. It thus doesn't record all species or numbers if they are not on that route.)
KEITH BARNSLEY on Thursday, 19 April 2018
Dawn Chorus sat at Olive’s bench was superb peaking around 5:45am. Spent next couple of hours trundling around the site. Osprey mobile & being mobbed by crows was highlight. Also: 2 L R Plover. 4 sedge Warbler. Min 7 calling Cettii’s Warbler. 12 Sand Martin. G W Egret. 4 Willow Warbler. 5 Blackcaps. 2 Common Tern. 2 Redshank.
JOHN COAKLEY on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Todays Highlights 13:00 - 17:30

Most of my time was spent watching an Osprey around & over both River & Teal pools

Best Of The Rest

2 x Snipe
1 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Great White Egret
2 x Willow Tit
2 x GC Grebe
2 x Little Ringed Plover
2 x reeling Grasshopper Warbler

1 x Grass Snake

On The Wing
Small Tortoiseshell 9
Brimstone 5 all ♂
Peacock 8
Comma 1
Green Veined White 1
KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Osprey perched near Teal Pool and succesfully fishing River Pool.
Great White Egret also on River Pool.
PETER JONES on Wednesday, 18 April 2018
18-4-18. 9.30am to 11.15. Cloudy clearing to sun. Osprey from Teal Pool Hide, hovering over and diving into River Pool, catching a medium sized fish, and carrying it to trees to the left of Teal Pool Hide, where it waited for crow mobbing to cease before eating its prey. Also, Great White Egret in River Pool, near a Grey Heron of similar height, if slighter build.