Sightings: 2018

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KEITH YATES on Monday, 16 July 2018
Morning Visit 09:30 ~ 13:00

East Marsh Pool: PECTORAL SANDPIPER (1), Little-ringed Plover (6 ~ including 2 newly fledged birds), Oystercatcher (2), Green Sandpiper (2), Common Tern (11 ~ mixture of Adult & Juvenile)
A LONG, D DEDMAN on Monday, 16 July 2018
15 Jul: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 5 Little Ringed Plovers
JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 10 July 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 15:
Meadow brown (27)
Ringlet (41)
Small white (22)
Marbled white (9)
Small/Essex skipper (6)
Large white (1)
Gatekeeper (20)
Comma (1)
Red admiral (2)
Peacock (2)
Green-veined white (2)
Brimstone (1)
Small copper (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.)

Also of note on transect:
Black-tailed skimmer (4)
Emperor dragonfly (2)
Southern hawker (1)
Common darter (1)

Of note off transect:
Purple hairstreak (3)
JIM RUSHFORTH on Monday, 09 July 2018
A dark plumaged Grey Heron (possibly melanistic) was seen on July 5th (River Pool) and on July 8th (East Marsh Pool). This may explain the Purple Heron sighting.
ROB DOWNES on Monday, 09 July 2018
PURPLE HERON on river pool but only visible from teal pool hide 9.45 - 1.30 at least, also 4 Little Egret same location.
JOHN COAKLEY on Monday, 09 July 2018
Todays Highlights 07:15 - 10:45

15 x Purple Hairstreak . 11 seen before 08:00
2 x Six Spot Burnet Moth
10 x Emporer Dragonfly
16 x Brown Hawker
30 + Black Tailed Skimmer inc ♀ ovipositing in Goose Pool

2 x juv Green Woodpecker
Coal Tit family party

Also a report via Ady Quinn 2 /7/18
12 x Purple Hairstreak
ALAN BODDINGTON on Saturday, 07 July 2018
East Marsh 9.30 - 12.30;
Black Tailed Godwit,
Green Sandpiper,
L.R.P. (4), Oystercatcher,
Little Egret (2)
PVB on Saturday, 07 July 2018
6/7 08:50 - 14:30

Highlights - Little Egret x2 EMP; Red Kite, common buzzard x 3, overhead; kestrel x 3 Ted Jury.
JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 03 July 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 14:
Meadow brown (35)
Ringlet (24)
Small white (11)
Marbled white (6)
Small/Essex skipper (3)
Large skipper (2)
Large white (2)
Gatekeeper (1)
Comma (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.)

Also of note on transect:
Black-tailed skimmer (2)
Brown hawker (1)
Emperor dragonfly (1)
Silver Y moth (1)
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 03 July 2018
Todays Highlights 06:00 - 13:00

Car Park Area
3 x juv Green Woodpecker

East Marsh Pool
1 x Kingfisher + 2 juvs
5 x Teal

New Hare Covert
8 x Purple Hairstreak 4 + 2 + 1 + 1

Around The Reserve
50 + Ringlet
50 + Meadow Brown
2 x Gatekeeper
5 x Common Darter
7 x Comma