Sightings: 2017

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JOHN OSBORNE on Monday, 04 September 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 23:
(Numbers decreasing - what a difference a week makes!)

Large white (1)
Green-veined white (2)
Small copper (2)
Common blue (1)
Red admiral (3)
Speckled wood (2)
Small tortoiseshell (1)
Meadow brown (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.)
JOHN C on Sunday, 03 September 2017
Todays Highlights

Car Park @09:00
c 50 Swallow and 16 House Martin over
7 x Linnet

Back of Grebe Pool from the path to Wright Hide
4 x Willow Tit . Then they were chased away by a Blue Tit

East Marsh Pool
2 x Redshank
2 x juv Great Black-backed Gull
The Hybrid Goose
1 x Green Sandpiper
3 x Snipe
1 x Green Woodpecker making the most of the cleared islands

Teal Pool
3 x Snipe . Probably the same 3 from East Marsh Pool earlier
2 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Cetti's Warbler

VC Feeders
1 x Marsh Tit

There must have been 200 + Swallow through the reserve during the 4 hours I was there
STEVE NIKOLS on Sunday, 03 September 2017
Of note during visit 2/9, 10am-3pm: Grey Wagtail (Goose Pool), 3x Snipe (East Marsh) and Green Sandpiper (Teal Pool).
ALAN BODDINGTON on Saturday, 02 September 2017
Whinchat. One on farm field this morning.
KEITH YATES on Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Visit: 0900 ~ 1300 Highlights

East Marsh Hide ~ (5) House Martin, (6) Sand Martin (20+) Swallow over the pool, Drake Mandarin Duck, (4) Snipe, (250+) Lapwing, (2) Sedge Warbler, (1) Reed Warbler, (2) Kingfisher

Carlton Hide ~ (2) Chiffchaff, (6) Blackcap, (1) Garden Warbler (2) Whitethroat, (1) Cetti's Warbler, (1) Hobby

Teal Pool Hide ~ (1) Green Sandpiper
JOHN C on Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Todays Highlights

New Hare Covert
1 x Field mouse

East Marsh Pool
1 x Water Rail showing well

Teal Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Cettis Warbler
1 x Hobby

River Pool
2 x Little Egrets
Common Frog on path to hide

Over The Reserve c 20 House Martin heading south
KIM OLIVER on Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Wed Aug 30th 16.00 to 17.30
Weather sunny and cloudy, very pleasant. Lots of birds feeding in trees and shrubs. Long TT. Goldcrest. Bullfinch (M). Black Caps ( Brown Caps). Chiff Chaff. Garden Warbler. Probable W.Warbler. EMash. 100+ Grey Lag Geese. 350+ Lapwings. 3 Snipe. 2 Crows. 2 Herons. Starling. Elsewhere. Swallows. Sand Martins. Green Woodpeckers. Greenfinch (Heard). Clearly birds stocking up on Autumn berries.
JOHN OSBORNE on Sunday, 27 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 22:
Large white (2)
Small white (2)
Common blue (9)
Brown argus (1)
Speckled wood (2)
Small tortoiseshell (1)
Meadow brown (17)

(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 seen on transect:
Brown hawker
JOHN C on Saturday, 26 August 2017
Todays Highlights

East Marsh Pool
1 x Water Rail
1 x Kingfisher
2 x Lesser Black-backed Gull

Teal Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper
Common Darters ovipositing

Path To Taylor Hide
1 x Common Shrew

After East Marsh Hide
2 x Willow Tit

Ted Jury Hide
19 x Stock Dove
1 x Hobby
1 x Water Rail in left hand side ditch
Then 1 x Peregrine over causing everything to flee

Fresh Otter spraint near Wright Hide

On The Wing
10 + Common Darter
4 x Southern Hawker
1 x Migrant Hawker
6 x Brown Hawker
1 x Ruddy Darter
KEITH YATES on Friday, 25 August 2017
Morning Visit 08:00 ~ 12.00

Quiet on East Marsh Pool: Snipe (4), Little Egret (1), Hobby (1 over Newlands)
Teal Pool: Hobby perched in dead tree!
Horsetail Glade: Goldcrest (3 Juv), Marsh Tit (1), Red Kite (one drifted north/south as viewed from bench), Blackcap (3), Whitethroat (1), Treecreeper (1), Nuthatch (2) + Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff singing!
Other Areas: Buzzard (At least 10 over the reserve), plenty of Swallows feeding over Farm Field while it was being cut! Cetti's Warbler (2 heard)

Butterfly Species: Red Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Common Blue, Large White, Small White & Peacock