Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Thursday, 15 June 2017
Highlights
5 x Grass Snakes 2 + 2 + 1

New Hare Covert
Pair of Bullfinches
Treecreeper feeding a fledging

River Pool Hide
1 x Redshank

Calton Hide
1 x Little Grebe

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Little Egret to far right

Path after Jon Baldwin Hide
2 x ♂ Broad Bodied Chaser
1 x ♀ Broad Bodied Chaser

Around the reserve
5 x Large Skippers
2 x Red Admiral mating
1 x Brimstone
JOHN C on Tuesday, 13 June 2017
New Hare Covert . 1 x Marsh Tit right next to path . ID confirmed when I checked its call on the internet when I got home

Ted Jury Hide . 2 X Little Egret to far right of hide

Around the reserve
1 x Grass Snake

2 x Peacock butterflies
3 x Red Admiral
6 x Cinnabar Moth

3 x ♂ Emperor dragonflies
2 x ♀ Emperor dragonflies

1 x ♂ Smooth Newt

3 x Green Woodpecker , 3 x Jay , 3 x Kingfisher , 2 x Hobby , 3 x Treecreeper , 2 x Redshank , ♂ Goosander , 8 x Common Tern , 1 x ♂ Kestrel , 4 x Stock Dove
Good numbers of Lapwing , Blackcap and Whitethroat
Cetti's showing well at Steetley Hide .
No Cuckoo's heard today
PVB on Friday, 09 June 2017
09:45 - 13:45 9/6

Ted Jury - Hobby x2, Little Egret x2, kestrel x 2, common buzzard, stock dove.

Carlton - little grebe x3

Baldwin - goosander, kingfisher

Heard - cuckoo, cetti's, green woodpecker

JOHN C on Thursday, 08 June 2017
4 x Grass Snakes . Normal place and all were a good size
4 x GS Woodpecker , 2 x Green Woodpecker , Nuthatch at nest hole , 2 x Buzzards , 2 x Mistle Thrush , 1 x Song Thrush , 2 x Little Ringed Plover , 16 + Lapwings , 1 x Hobby over Newlands , 1 x ♀ Sparrowhawk , 43 Greylag , some Sand Martin chicks now waiting at entrance to burrows , good numbers of Tufted Duck .
1 x ♂ Emperor dragonfly north of New Hare Covert
Number of tit fledglings still holding up despite the weather
KEVIN AND SERI on Monday, 05 June 2017
♂ gs Woodpecker at hole of well known nest site - second brood?

Cuckoo, Hobby, Kestrel and Buzzard from Ted Jury - all at long range.
JOHN C on Sunday, 04 June 2017
Highlights
3 x Grass Snakes 1+1+1
1 x Cockchafer
Mistle Thrush , Green Woodpecker , 2 x Stock Doves , Sparrowhawk , 2 x Hobby's , ♂ Goosander
Little Egret to right of Ted Jury hide , ♂ Bullfinch

My Highlight Of The Year ...........
15:10 hrs . Sitting on Albans bench . Slightly to the left was a Marsh Harrier quartering and what I call semi-hovering just above the reeds . The bird was there until 15:20 hrs when forced down by very heavy rain . The bird should have been able to be seen at range from Carlton hide
JOHN C on Thursday, 01 June 2017
Highlights
6 x Grass snakes . 3 in my normal sighting place . 2 about 20 yards away and another basking on a path further into the reserve . One of the 3 was in pre moult condition with blue eyes . Photo taken of that one which I'll try to upload
Nuthatch at nest hole mudding it up
Little Egret on East Marsh
Tit fledglings all around the reserve
STEVAN NIKOLS on Monday, 29 May 2017
Of note, Sunday, May 28: Hobby, Cuckoo x 2, pair each of Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Treecreepers feeding young, lots of fledglings on East Marsh islands but vegetation making them hard to count, including at least one Redshank chick. Butterflies included a Painted Lady near the wind pump. Lots of damselflies around the reserve including good numbers of Red-eyed.
JOHN C on Sunday, 28 May 2017
Highlights
3 x Grass snakes . Same place as my last sighting

2 x Hobby's at Carlton hide
2 x GS Woodpeckers at nest hole feeding large chick
2 x Redshanks + chicks/chick
At least 2 cuckoo's heard

5 x Cinnabar moths
2 x Brimstone
1 x Red Admiral
4 x Speckled Wood
DAVID HILL on Saturday, 27 May 2017
Late posting for Friday 26th May
Ted Jury Hide 8 - 8.30am Fox and then Cuckoo (probable ♀)