Sightings: 2017

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NIGEL FULLER on Friday, 25 August 2017
Pair of Grey Wagtails around Goose Pool.
JOHN C on Thursday, 24 August 2017
Todays Highlights

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Hobby

Teal Pool
1 x Snipe
1 x Green Sandpiper

By The New Wooden Signpost For The Hides
1 x Marsh Tit

Also a big thank you to the volunteers for the work done today strimming the islands on East Marsh Pool
PVB on Thursday, 24 August 2017
24/8 08:30 - 12:00

Snipe x2, Green Sandpiper, buzzards x 4 from Teal Pool Hide
Kingfisher on Grebe Pool
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 21:
Large white (3)
Small white (4)
Brimstone (3)
Small copper (2)
Common blue (12)
Red admiral (1)
Speckled wood (2)
Gatekeeper (1)
Meadow brown (10)

(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.)

Also seen on transect:
Black-tailed skimmer
Ruddy darter
Common darter
GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Evening visit - 6 Snipe, Ringed Plover, 49 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Hobby, Kestrel, Buzzard, Kingfisher plus a good number of the commoner Warblers within the large Tit flocks around the reserve.
ALAN BODDINGTON on Tuesday, 22 August 2017
East Marsh; Black-Tailed Godwit
,Dunlin,Ringed Plover,Common Gull.
Teal pool; 2 Green Sandpiper.
Ted Jury hide;Hobby,Kestrel & Buzzard.
Visitor Centre feeders; 2 Marsh Tit.
JOHN C on Sunday, 20 August 2017
Todays Highlights

4 x Swift heading south @ 10:00 hrs

Ted Jury
1 x Hobby showing well while hunting

River Pool Hide
Willow Tit calling from left side of hide

Past East Marsh Hide
3 x Willow Tit
These were also logged in the V.C records book by another visitor

On The Wing
20+ Common Darter including 2 in tandem ovipositing in the corner of East Marsh Pool
10+ Brown Hawker
1 x Southern Hawker
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 20:
Large white (2)
Brown argus (1)
Common blue (9)
Red admiral (2)
Peacock (1)
Speckled wood (3)
Gatekeeper (2)
Meadow brown (14)

(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.)

Also seen off transect:
Comma
Brimstone
Small tortoiseshell
Common darter
Southern hawker
STEVEN CHESHIRE on Tuesday, 15 August 2017
1x Hummingbird Hawk Moth feeding on buddleia in the VC Courtyard at lunchtime.
1x ♀ Clouded Yellow in the Tip area after work at 5.45pm - photographed but no egg laying observed.

Plus the following butterflies seen in the Tip area between 5.15 and 6pm.
2x Small Heath
6x Small Copper
10+ Common Blue
2x Brown Argus
8x Meadow Brown
3x Gatekeeper
6x Peacock
1x Comma
4x Red Admiral
1x Small Tortoiseshell

Steve
ALAN BODDINGTON on Tuesday, 15 August 2017
East Marsh; Greenshank on willow island until 9.10 a.m. also Little Egret.