Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Tuesday, 20 June 2017
New Hare Covert
2 x Willow Tit feeding at least 5 young . Feel free to contact me if further details are needed . Exact location etc

River Pool
2 x Teal . 1 x ♂ 1 x ♀

Carlton Hide
1 x Little Grebe plus 2 chicks

Ted Jury Hide
2 x Little Egret
1 x Lesser Whitethroat to rear of hide

1 x Grass Snake . Normal place
JOHN C on Saturday, 17 June 2017
Highlights from a very hot Brandon Marsh

1 x Grass Snake . Normal place

Horse Tail Glade
1 x Willow Tit amongst a mixed flock of Blue , Great and Long Tailed Tits including juv's . ID by call . Also seen , photographed and recorded in VC log book by a Mr P . Davenport

New Hare Covert
Family party of pair off Bullfinch and 3 juv

Goose Pool
1 x juv Treecreeper in Poplar

Ted Jury
1 X Hobby
1 x Stock Dove

River Pool
2 x Little Egret

Teal Pool
1 x Redshank going to and fro to East Marsh Pool

Grebe Pool
1 x Racing/feral pigeon drinking

Cafe
Pair of Greenfinch on feeder

Around the reserve

8 Broad Bodied Chaser all ♂
2 x Emperor dragonfly 1 x ♂ 1 x ♀
2 x ♂ Spotted Chaser
Plenty of Banded Demoiselle and Common Blue Damslefiy
KEITH B on Saturday, 17 June 2017
Sat 05:45 to 07:30. Glorious Summer Morning. Started nicely with rattle of LESSER WHITETHROAT. Walk around to Golf course had Willow Warbler Blackcap Wren Great & Blue tit all singing/calling. Relaxed at Alban's seat to view distantly perched KESTREL & Stock Dove. Closer views in the reed bed of Reed Warbler Sedge Warbler & briefly Cetti's Warbler. Main Pool produced 2 L R Plover 5 Oyster Catchers (2 were chicks one of which sadly has ragged drooping wing & unlikely to be able to fly) . Moving for the opposite view from E M Hide had 2 redshank & 2 chicks. Also spotted at least 3 lapwing chicks. 2 Green Sandpiper were bonus arrivals before I had back to CP, spotting Green Woodpecker & G S Woodpecker en route.
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