Sightings: 2018

There are 225 sighting entries in 23 pages and you are on page number 14

JOHN COAKLEY on Sunday, 08 April 2018
Todays Highlights 14:00 - 16:00

East Marsh Pool
3 x Avocet
2 x Little Ringed Plover
Muntjac on Wigeon Bank
1 x GC Grebe
3 x Snipe
4 x Oystercatcher
1 x Ringed Plover
1 x Common Sandpiper on Walton Island
Steady passage of Barn Swallow with a few House Martin mixed in
10 + Sand Martin over the pool
1 x Little Grebe

New Hare Covert
2 x Muntjac

Elsewhere
Great White Egret flyover along the river
2 x ♂ Pheasant

Of Special Note
40 + Common Toads spawning in one of the pools
KEITH YATES (ADMIN) on Saturday, 07 April 2018
Earlier sighting of Arctic Tern is now confirmed as a Common Tern! Thanks Chris for the update!
CHRIS COX on Saturday, 07 April 2018
Noteable Sighting 16.38pm ARCTIC TERN catching fish around E.M. P good views from Jon Baldwin Hide.
JOHN OSBORNE on Saturday, 07 April 2018
Friday April 6th - Brandon Marsh 2018 butterfly transect week 1:
Small tortoiseshell (1)

(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.)

Of note, seen on transect:
Pair of mistle thrush, common toad
STEVE WEBB on Friday, 06 April 2018
Great White Egret Teal Pool 5.45pm ... A first for me ??
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 06 April 2018
Todays Highlights 06:00 - 11:45

East Marsh Pool
4 x Oystercatcher
2 x Little Ringed Plover
1 x GC Grebe
2 x Redshank
3 x Snipe
Peregrine over @ 09:30 with Bob Lee
2 x Shelduck
9 x Mute Swan flew in
1 x Common Tern with Bob Lee & JW
2 x Sand Martin

Grebe Pool
1 x GC Grebe

Carlton Hide
1 x Little Grebe

Around The Reserve
Blackcap & Chiffchaff throughout the reserve
1 x Woodcock . With Dave Bird & Mike Gilding
Singing Willow Warbler
7 Swallow & 2 Sand Martin passed through
ALAN BODDINGTON on Thursday, 05 April 2018
East Marsh; L.R.Plover (2),Redshank (3),
Common Snipe (3), Oystercatcher (4),
Little Grebe.
Around reserve; Willow Warbler,
Blackcap (4),Chiffchaff (5),
Red Legged Partridge (2).
ALAN BODDINGTON on Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Add on from John C’s post.
Great White Egret over East Marsh at 12.15
Blackcap (♂) behind visitor centre.
Marsh Tit at fisherman’s pool.
JOHN COAKLEY on Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Todays Highlights 07:30 - 10:30
Reserve still badly flooded

New Hare Covert
2 x Coal Tit
5 x Siskin
1 x ♂ Pheasant

East Marsh Pool . From Wright Hide
5 x Oystercatcher
2 x GC Grebe
2 x Little Ringed Plover
c 8 Sand Martin
5 x Barn Swallow passed through . With JW & Alan Boddington
2 x Buzzard
1 x Shelduck
1 x Snipe
1 x Sparrowhawk
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Missed from report 3/4/18

2 x Redshank on EMP