Sightings: 2018

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ALAN BODDINGTON on Sunday, 29 July 2018
4 - 6pm;
East Marsh; Common Sandpiper,
Common Snipe,
L.R.Plover (4+ 2 juv), Teal (25),
Common Tern (2+2 juv).
River Pool; Green Sandpiper,
Common Sandpiper.
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 27 July 2018
Todays Highlights 07:00 - 11:45

East Marsh Pool
2 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Common Sandpiper
3 x Little Ringed Plover
3 x Teal

Carlton Hide. With JW
Brood of 8 Moorhen chicks
Kingfisher fly past

New Hare Covert
1 x Marsh Tit
4 x Purple Hairstreak
Hornet nest

The Tip . Highlights
3 x Small Copper
c 30 Common Blue
2 x Painted Lady
1 x Brown Argus
1 x Green Veined White
1 x dead Mole




JOHN COAKLEY on Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Todays Highlights 07:00 - 14:00

East Marsh Pool. With JW
1 x Snipe
3 x Green Sandpiper
6 x Little Ringed Plover . 2 adults , 2 juvs & 2 chicks
3 x Kingfisher

Ted Jury Hide . With JW
2 x Willow Tit

Dead Mole on path leading to the hide

Best Of The Rest
20 + Common Blue
4 x Brown Argus
2 x Small Copper
5 x Purple Hairstreak

5 x Ruddy Darter , 4 ♂ & 1 ♀
1 x Common Darter ♀


JOHN OSBORNE on Tuesday, 24 July 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 17:
Meadow brown (52)
Ringlet (6)
Small white (5)
Gatekeeper (13)
Comma (1)
Red admiral (1)
Peacock (2)
Green-veined white (1)
Small copper (3)
Common blue (23)
Brown argus (2)

(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 (1)
Six-spot burnet (2)
Silver Y (1)
JOHN COAKLEY on Sunday, 22 July 2018
Todays Highlights 12:15 - 15:00

East Marsh Pool
4 x Little Ringed Plover + 2 well grown juvs
1 x Little Egret
c 250 Black Headed Gull
1 x Lesser Black-backed Gull

Of Note On The Wing
7 x Small/Essex Skippers
1 x Brown Argus
15 + Peacock
8 x Common Blue
4 x Small Copper
1 x Marbled White
8 x Purple Hairstreak

9 x Ruddy Darter . 8 ♂ & 1 ♀
11 x Southern Hawker
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 20 July 2018
Todays Highlights 08:00 - 11:45

East Marsh Pool
270 + Lapwing
254 Black Headed Gull
5 x Little Ringed Plover + 2 chicks
1 x Snipe
1 x Hobby over
2 x Green Sandpiper
4 x Oystercatcher via JW

Ted Jury Hide with JW
1 x Willow Tit
1 x Hobby

Of Note
1 x ♀ Ruddy Darter
6 x Purple Hairstreak
JOHN COAKLEY on Thursday, 19 July 2018
Todays Highlights 06:00 - 10:00

East Marsh Pool
1 x Oystercatcher
4 x Little Ringed Plover + 2 chicks
1 x Green Sandpiper

Ted Jury Hide
7 x Linnet
4 x Great Spotted Woodpecker . Family party

Carlton Hide
1 x Great Spotted Woodpecker . ( juv )
Willow Tit calling

Best Of The Rest
2 x Hobby
18 x Speckled Wood
2 x Purple Hairstreak

Missed from report on Tues 17/07/18
Carlton Hide . 1 x ♂ Pheasant . With JW
East Marsh Pool . 1 x Little Egret
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Todays Highlights 07:00 - 13:45

East Marsh Pool
1 x PECTORAL SANDPIPER
2 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Kingfisher
2 x Snipe
5 x Little Ringed Plover + 2 chicks
12 x Common Tern

New Hare Covert
Pair of Marsh Tit
1 x Muntjac

Butterfly Highlights
2 x Small Copper
4 x Green Veined White
1 x Painted Lady
1 x Large Skipper
11 x Small/Essex Skipper
7 x Purple Hairstreak . 6 in New Hare Covert & 1 in River Meadow
1 x Brown Argus
PVB on Tuesday, 17 July 2018
17/7 07:15 - 08:15

PECTORAL SANDPIPER; little ringed plover, snipe; kingfisher were the highlights.
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)