Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Highlights
4 X Grass Snakes . Including one basking at bottom of hedge passed Baldwin Hide

River Meadow
Willow Tit calling in trees between the meadow and West Marsh Pool
Another bird maybe the same one calling 1 hour later on the east side of West Marsh

Around The Reserve
2 x Purple Hairstreak . Many thanks to J . OSBORNE
6 x Small Copper
4 x Brimstone
10 + Comma
40 + Red Admiral
10 x Common Darter
2 x Southern Hawker
9 x Brown Hawkers
1 x Ruddy Darter

7 x Green Woodpeckers

Horsetail Glade
1 x Bank Vole across the path
JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 17:
Large white (3)
Small white (1)
Green-veined white (1)
Small copper (3)
Brown argus (1)
Common blue (14)
Red admiral (8)
Peacock (3)
Comma (1)
Speckled wood (1)
Gatekeeper (28)
Meadow brown (29)
Ringlet (3)

(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 off transect:
Purple hairstreak (2)
KEITH YATES on Monday, 24 July 2017
Highlights Today 10:00 ~ 13:30

Spotted Flycatcher (One on dead tree next to Owl box near Sheepfield gate), Painted Lady ( One on buddleia 'Tip' area)

Only other birds of note: Little-ringed Plover (1), Oystercatcher (4), Common Sandpiper (1), Wigeon (1), Common Tern (6)
JOHN C on Saturday, 22 July 2017
Highlights

Top Of Horsetail Glade
1 x Willow Tit . ID by call

East Marsh Pool
50 + Greylag
1 x Little Ringed Plover
1 x Kingfisher

Teal Pool
4 x Green Sandpiper

Ted Jury Hide
20 + Goldfinch in bushes to right of hide

Before The Rain
3 x Common Darters
4 x Southern Hawkers
5 x Brown Hawkers

1 x Grass Snake
KEITH BARNSLEY on Saturday, 22 July 2017
Sat 06:15 to 07:30. 4 Green Sandpiper (Teal Pool) 300 plus Lapwing (From East Marsh Hide) LRP with chick. Sedge Warbler Cetti's Warbler.
JOHN C on Thursday, 20 July 2017
Highlights

3 x Grass Snake . Normal place

Steetley Hide
1 x juv Kingfisher

East Marsh Pool
2 x Little Ringed Plover
150 + Lapwing
1 x Lesser Black-backed Gull
Juv Common Terns
Buzzard over mobbed by Common Terns
Tufted Duck + 3 young

Teal Pool
4 x Green Sandpiper
2 x Teal

Carlton Hide
1 x Hobby

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Little Egret

Around The Reserve
Not much on the wing but 1 x Common Darter
2 x Southern Hawkers both ♂
10 + Red Admiral
6 x Comma
Also 1 toadlet

ALAN BODDINGTON on Thursday, 20 July 2017
Teal pool; Green Sandpiper (4). East marsh; Ringed Plover, L.R.Plover (adult & chick), Oystercatcher (7), Wigeon, Common Tern (8 + 6 juv 's from 4 seperate broods), Little Grebe.
JOHN OSBORNE on Monday, 17 July 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 16:
Small skipper (1)
Essex skipper (3)
Large white (5)
Small white (1)
Small copper (3)
Common blue (8)
Red admiral (7)
Comma (1)
Gatekeeper (29)
Meadow brown (22)
Ringlet (12)

(A butterfly 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 the abundance and variety of butterflies present 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 off transect:
Brimstone (1)
Purple hairstreak (2)
PHIL OWEN on Monday, 17 July 2017
Sunday 16th July.

1 Hobby showing well in afternoon from Steetley Hide.
2 Green Woodpeckers
3 Little-ringed Plovers
1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
1 Garden Warbler
2 Purple Hairstreak
1 Comma
1 Speckled Wood
1 Red Admiral
Lots of Gatekeepers and Common Darters
JOHN C on Saturday, 15 July 2017
Highlights

East Marsh Pool
2 x Green Sandpiper
3 x Little Ringed Plover
1 x Ringed Plover
2 x Lesser Black-backed Gull

River Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper

Teal Pool
Hobby hunting overhead and then perched in dead tree on far tree line

Ted Jury Hide
Carrion Crow at far triangular box
1 x Little Egret
♂ Kestrel

Around The Reserve
1 x Grass Snake and 1 x Common Shrew under the same refugium .....
1 x Green Veined White
11 Common Toad toadlets on the path from Alban's Bench to the bend by the golf course
2 x Willow Tit along path passed East Marsh Hide . ID by call
Barn Owl showed at 15:20 hrs for 5 minutes