Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Friday, 14 July 2017
Special Interest
A Reed Warbler at Ted Jury Hide with four rings on left leg . In order from the foot upwards blue , green . purple/lilac and the top one orange . This bird was photographed by T Best
Also from Ted Jury
1 x Little Egret to far right
1 x Red Fox

East Marsh Pool
3 x Little Ringed Plover
1 x Green Sandpiper

Down The Gulley about 15 yards before turn off for Steetley Hide
1 x Water Rail

River Pool
3 x Teal
1 x Green Sandpiper

2 x Grass Snake . Normal place
KEITH YATES on Friday, 14 July 2017
Visit 10:30 ~ 14:00 Overcast with occasional Sunny periods!

East Marsh Pool Waders ~ Common Sandpiper (1), Green Sandpiper (3), Snipe (1), Little Egret (2), Oystercatcher (3), Little-ringed Plover (3)

Other Areas ~ Hobby (1 Central Marsh), Buzzard (4), Kestrel (2 Ted Jury), Sparrowhawk (1)

Butterflies, Moths & Odanata

Various amounts of Meadow Brown & Ringlet + Small Copper (5), Red Admiral (11), Purple Hairstreak (1), Gatekeeper (22), Green-veined White (6), Small White (2), Large White (1), Comma (2), Speckled Wood (2), Small Skipper (7), Six-spot Burnet (3), Silver Y (2), Brown Hawker (2), Ruddy Darter (2), Common Darter (3), Southern Hawker (1), Black-tailed Skimmer (2)
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 15:
Small skipper (3)
Essex skipper (1)
Large white (2)
Small copper (1)
Red admiral (1)
Comma (2)
Marbled white (1)
Gatekeeper (25)
Meadow brown (35)
Ringlet (15)

(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.)

JOHN C on Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Highlights

East Marsh Pool
3 x Little Ringed Plover
100 + Lapwing
10 + Black Tailed Skimmers
Red Eye ovipositing

River Pool
3 x Teal
GS Woodpecker in dead tree to left of hide

Teal Pool
2 x Redshank
1 x Green Sandpiper
1 X Teal
2 x Water Rail . 1 adult and 1 juv . The adult was acting very aggressively towards the juv chasing it around and pecking at it until it got away

From Alban's Bench To Around The Bend In The Path By The Golf Course
40 + . I lost count . Common Toad toadlets

Just After East Marsh Hide
2 x Willow Tit . ID by call . P. Huddleston was present

Ted Jury Hide
3 x Stock Dove
1 x Kestrel
1 x Hobby hunting
9 Linnet
11 Goldfinch including juvs

Around The Reserve
10 x Brown Hawkers
1 x ♂ Southern Hawker
1 x Large Skipper
15 + Red Admiral
6 x Comma
JOHN C on Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Todays Highlights

Steetley Hide
11:50 hrs . ♂ otter . Very large
1 x Kingfisher
1 x ♂ Teal

Goose Pool
1 x Kingfisher

East Marsh Pool
2 x Little Ringed Plover
c 100 Lapwing
1 x Lesser Black-backed Gull mobbed by terns

River Pool
1 x very light coloured Buzzard
3 x Teal
1 x Green Sandpiper

Ted Jury Hide
16:03 hrs . Red Fox crossed ditch on right hand side of hide
9 x Stock Dove
1 x Cormorant
Pair of Kestrel
Stock Dove at Kestrel box and ♀ Kestrel now at barrel box

Just Passed The Wind Pump
10 + Burnet Moth . Not sure if 5 or 6 spotted as they were on the wing and didn't settle
BEN HAYWARD on Monday, 10 July 2017
(Sun 9th)
Green Sandpiper - River Pool
Stoat - running across the path just before the sensory garden
JOHN C on Monday, 10 July 2017
Highlights

River Pool
4 x Green Sandpipers
6 x Teal
2 x Redshank

Ted Jury Hide
2 x Kestrel on Osprey platform
6 x Stock Dove

Goose Pool
1 x juv Grey Wagtail

Pond In Sensory Garden
1 x Common Frog

East Marsh Pool
2 x Little Ringed Plover
5 x Common Tern chicks

Around The Reserve
9 x Linnet 4 + 5
6 x Goldcrest 3 + 2 + 1
1 x Garden Warbler
Plenty of Black Tailed Skimmer
3 x Brown Hawker
1 x ♀ Southern Hawker at the start of East Marsh track

JOHN SMART on Saturday, 08 July 2017
July 8.
Purple hairstreak 'puddling' on Sheep Fields path. Muntjac across path near Wright Hide. Kingfisher Goose Pool.
NIGEL FULLER on Saturday, 08 July 2017
Will be sorry to see this page go, it has been a useful insight into Brandon Marsh.
Just a thought, could a Facebook page be setup where people could post photos etc.

ADMIN: Hi Nigel, thanks for your comments! I've suggested that I could help Jeff out so all is not lost! Although there will be changes to the photo section thankfully the sightings and updates will continue..... Keith Yates
BOB LEE on Friday, 07 July 2017
Sorry to hear the news Jeff, end of an era. Just a personal note for all your excellent efforts over the years and your site will be dearly missed. Enjoy your retirement! Bob Lee. ????????