Sightings: 2017

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JOHN C on Monday, 25 September 2017
Todays Highlights 08:00 - 13:30

East Marsh Pool
10 x Snipe
2 x Kingfisher
1 X Cetti's Warbler heard
20 + Wigeon
1 x very vocal farm yard type duck . All white with yellow bill and orange legs

Carlton Hide
1 x Chiffchaff
1 x Sedge Warbler

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Hobby
♂ and ♀ Kestrel
4 x GS Woodpecker
1 x Sedge Warbler

River Pool Hide
A flock of 10+ Reed Bunting

Steetley Hide
1 x Kingfisher
Another farm yard type duck . Very dark brown plumage and bill with a white chest and neck

Goose Pool
1 x Grey Wagtail
1 x Kingfisher

On the wing
1 x Brown Hawker

Near V C
1 X Brown Rat
PAUL HUDDLESTON on Sunday, 24 September 2017
east marsh Common Snipe 9
jury hobby 2
JOHN C on Thursday, 21 September 2017
Todays Highlights 08:00 - 11:30

Goose Pool
1 x Grey Wagtail

East Marsh Pool
3 x Wigeon
2 x Snipe
1 x Little Egret
1 x Pied Wagtail getting chased by a Lapwing .....
1 x Cetti's Warbler
1 x Green Woodpecker
Shoveller numbers increasing

Teal Pool
1 x Water Rail
1 x Green Sandpiper

Around The Reserve
3 x Swallow 2 + 1 quickly heading south
Sedge Warbler
Cetti's Warbler
Chiffchaff
2 x Grass Snake under refugia
JOHN C on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Today's Highlights 07:15 - 10:30 . Very foggy 1st hour

East Marsh Pool
5 x Snipe
2 x Green Sandpiper
6 x Wigeon
3 x Pochard

Teal Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper

Carlton Hide
1 x Kestrel
1 x Cetti's Warbler
2 x Sedge Warbler
1 x Willow Tit
Water Rail calling

Ted Jury Hide
1 x Buzzard

New Hare Covert
Marsh Tit calling
JOHN OSBORNE on Monday, 18 September 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 25:

Small white (4)
Large white (2)
Red admiral (3)
Speckled wood (4)
Comma (1)
Small heath (1)

(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.)

Off transect: small copper

Also on transect: common darter; migrant hawker
A LONG, D DEDMAN on Sunday, 17 September 2017
Sun 17 Sep: Green Sandpiper, Teal Pool; Wigeon, Shoveler, Little Egret, East Marsh Pool.
ALAN BODDINGTON on Friday, 15 September 2017
East Marsh; Wigeon (3), Common Snipe (3),
Little Grebe (juv),Grey Wagtail,Kingfisher(2)
Teal Pool ; Green Sandpiper
Ted Jury Hide; Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, G.S. Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher (2)
JOHN C on Thursday, 14 September 2017
Todays Highlights 07:00 - 11:00

Passage of c 60 House Martin + 15 Swallow
1 x Raven over

East Marsh Pool
2 x Wigeon

After East Marsh Hide
1 x Willow Tit

Ted Jury Hide
3 x Kestrel
Water Rail fly past
5 x GS Woodpecker
1 x Buzzard
1 x Brown Hawker

Teal Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper

Top Reed Bed Path
1 x Whitethroat
1 x Speckled Wood
12 x Red Admiral
8 x Comma
9 x Common Darter 8 ♀ and 1 ♂
1 x Migrant Hawker

V C Feeders
1 x Marsh Tit
4 x Goldfinch
1 x GS Woodpecker
JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 24:

Small white (2)
Small copper (1)
Common blue (2)
Red admiral (3)
Speckled wood (2)
Comma (2)
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.)

Also on transect: common darter; common blue damselfly
JOHN C on Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Todays Highlights

East Marsh Pool
1 x Snipe
1 x Kingfisher

Teal Pool
1 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Snipe
1 x Water Rail

Central Marsh Track
1 x ♀ Muntjac + 1 well grown kid

After East Marsh Hide
In the elderberry bush opposite the dead tree stump . 3 x Willow Tit

Steetley Hide
1 x Kingfisher
1 x ♂ Sparrowhawk

VC Feeders
1 x Marsh Tit

Around The reserve
Alder Sawfly larvae . Picture uploaded to the Brandon Flickr site
1 x Whitethroat
6 x Sedge Warbler
2 x Blackcap
1 x Reed Warbler
Only 4 swallow seen and no Martin

On the wing
5 x Red Admiral
1 x Green Veined White
2 x Speckled Wood
4 x Common Darter
1 x Brown Hawker
1 x Southern Hawker