Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Sunday, 13 August 2017
Todays Highlights

Old Hare Covert
3 x Marsh Tit

Kingfisher Pool
2 x Common Darter in tandem ovipositing

New Hare Covert
1 x Marsh Tit

East Marsh Pool
1 x Common Tern
1 x Shoveler

Teal Pool
10 x Teal

Grass Snake across path before Ted Jury Hide

Rear of Carlton Hide
Willow Tit showing well in hedge and tree . NB This is the furthest up the track that I've seen one . This was a different bird from the 2 reported below

After East Marsh Hide
2 x Willow Tit calling from both sides of the path

Car Park Area @ 16:45 hrs
c 50 Swallow feeding on flying ants
JOHN C on Friday, 11 August 2017
Todays Highlights 05:45 - 11:00

Ted Jury Hide
2 x Kestrel
1 x Greater Spotted Woodpecker
1 x Kingfisher

After East Marsh Hide
1 x Willow Tit

Teal Pool
4 x Teal
2 x juv Sparrowhawk

Carlton Hide
1 x Kingfisher

East Marsh Pool
1 x Little Egret
The Hybrid Goose
200 + Lapwing
25 + Swallow
Only 4 Black Headed Gull and no Common Tern

Of Note On The Cafe Feeders
3 x Coal Tit
1 x Marsh Tit
8 x Greenfinch
1 x juv Greater Spotted Woodpecker

11 Heron seen today

On The Wing After A Cold Start To The Morning
3 x Peacock
8 x Red Admiral
2 x Small Tortoiseshell
2 x Speckled Wood
1 x Brown Hawker
1 x Common Darter
GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Birds of note 17.30-2130, Redshank, Barn and Twany Owl, Swift, Sparrowhawk (juv), Bullfinch, Linnet, 2+ Kingfisher, 3+ Jay, Green & GS Woodpecker, good number again of the common warblers. Of note there was no Terns or Gulls on EM tonight.
KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Hobby, pair Buzzards, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk at Ted Jury

Water Rail flyby and Emperor hybrid making his annual visit to East Marsh.
JOHN C on Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Todays Highlights

1 x Field Vole under refugia

East Marsh Pool
2 x Common Tern
c 160 Lapwing
1 x Kingfisher

Teal Pool
10 x Teal
6 x Gadwall
1 x Green Sandpiper

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Red Fox . The same one as my last sighting
2 x Grey Heron in dead tree

After East Marsh Hide
3 x Willow Tit . Possibly 4

Todays Bonus
No kids playing football ...
JOHN OSBORNE on Monday, 07 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 19:
Small copper (3)
Common blue (17)
Red admiral (4)
Peacock (1)
Gatekeeper (10)
Meadow brown (22)

(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 on transect:
Straw-dot moth (1)
Shaded Broad-bar moth (1)
JOHN C on Sunday, 06 August 2017
Today Highlights

Steetley Hide
2 x juv Kingfisher perched side by side
1 x Sparrowhawk over

East Marsh
2 x Lesser Black-backed Gull
4 x Common Tern

Teal Pool
2 x Green Sandpiper

Alban's Bench
1 x Hobby
1 x Buzzard
1 x Kestrel

Ted Jury
2 x Buzzard + 1 juv

On main path between Goose and Grebe Pools
Down the gully by Grebe Pool 1 x Marsh/Willow Tit

Further up the path exactly where Grebe Pool ends 1 x Willow Tit seen while calling

1 x Grass Snake . Normal place
PAUL HUDDLESTON on Saturday, 05 August 2017
Friday August 4th

3 kingfishers 1 sparrowhawk 2 buzzards 1 hobby
two young barn owls , jury .
KEITH YATES on Friday, 04 August 2017
Visit: 10:30 ~ 14:00

A brief visit to hides: Teal Pool Green Sandpiper (4), Hobby (1)

Butterflies: Species seen ~ Only a few counts today! Gatekeeper, Painted Lady (2), Common Blue, Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Comma, Small Copper (2), Ringlet (1), Meadow Brown...

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker (4), Brown Hawker (4), Common Darter (8), Ruddy Darter (2), Black-tailed Skimmer (6), Brandon Yr 1st for me Migrant Hawker (1)

Also of interest Ruby-tailed Wasp ~ Thanks to Dave Mount for ID!

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GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Birds of note 17.00-20.30 - 3 Green Sandpiper, 140+ Lapwing, 47 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7+ Common Tern, 2 Hobby, Sparrow-hawk, Barn Owl, Song Thrush. Good number of young Warblers around the reserve.