Sightings: 2017

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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!

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.
JOHN C on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

East Marsh Pool
1 x Kingfisher
2 x Herring Gull + 4 juvs
2 x Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 x Teal
The Hybrid Goose

Teal Pool
3 x Green Sandpiper

Willow Tit calling after East Marsh Hide

Field Vole in cafe garden
JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 18:
Large white (2)
Brimstone (2)
Green-veined white (3)
Small copper (4)
Common blue (17)
Red admiral (9)
Painted Lady (1)
Peacock (16)
Comma (2)
Speckled wood (1)
Gatekeeper (13)
Meadow brown (11)

(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:
Silver-Y moth
Yellow Shell moth
6-spot Burnet moth
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Of note during a few hours today mid morning:

Water Shrew (1 ran out onto path near fisherman's car park ~ Only ever seen 4 here before in over 10 years!), Field Vole (1 on River Meadow)

Butterflies: Small Copper (1), Peacock numbers building (11), Meadow Brown (30+), Gatekeeper (11), Red Admiral (22), GV White (2), Large White (2), Purple Hairstreak (4), Speckled Wood (5), Comma (2), Common Blue (8), Brimstone (1), Brown Argus (1)

Dragonflies: Ruddy Darter (2), Common Darter (4), Southern Hawker (1), Brown Hawker (2)

Very brief visit to hides: 2 Green Sandpiper (Teal Pool)
PAUL HUDDLESTON on Sunday, 30 July 2017
Barn Owl Little Egret Ted Jury hide this evening!
KEITH YATES on Sunday, 30 July 2017
Best of this mornings visit:

A family of at least 4 Willow Tit (including adult) around the dragonfly interpretation board just up from fisherman's car park...
Marsh Tit calling in New Hare covert, (2) Raven 'over' near sheep field gate...
(1) Juv GC Grebe on EM Pool..
(1) Little Egret..
(3) Green Sandpiper Teal Pool...

Butterfly sightings included: (5) Peacock & (9) Red Admiral on buddleia near Nature Centre + (6) Speckled Wood, (2) Large White, (2) Small White, (1) Comma from Wright Hide through to wind pump!

Dragonflies: (1) Southern Hawker & (2) Common Darter, (2) Brown Hawker

BEN SNELSON on Sunday, 30 July 2017
Yesterday's (29th July) bird sightings at Brandon Marsh included:

1Whitethroat and Blackcap on the path between the East Marsh hide/Teal pool hide and the Carlton hide

1 Jay flying over the path on the way to the Mick Taylor hide
Around 15 Stock Doves scattered around the reserve, mostly perched on dead trees
2 Buzzards from the Ted Jury hide, including a juvenile
2 Green Sandpipers from the Teal pool hide
2 Bullfinches by the path to the Steetley hide
Another Jay, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Pied Wagtail, a Nuthatch and 3 Reed Buntings at the cafe feeders, alongside the tits, finches and pigeons

JOHN C on Saturday, 29 July 2017
2 x Grass Snake

2 x Small Copper
1 x Ruddy Darter
2 x Southern Hawker

Grebe Pool
1 x Great Crested Grebe

East Marsh Pool
2 broods of Tufted Duck with 7 and 5 young

Cafe Feeders
4 x Feral Pigeon

Teal Pool
2 x Green Sandpiper

After East Marsh Hide
3 x Willow Tit . All seen and heard calling

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Red Fox . For future ID black fur for full length on underside of tail .