Sightings: 2018

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JOHN COAKLEY on Thursday, 17 May 2018
Todays Highlights 11:00 - 16:30

East Marsh Pool
2 x Hobby
Osprey over @ 15:37 . Later reported as flying north over the car park
1 x Yellow Legged Gull

Around The Reserve
2 x Cuckoo
2 x Hairy Dragonfly
1 x Green Hairstreak
2 x Four Spotted Chaser
20 + Banded Demoiselle
1 x Small Copper
20 + Orange Tip
15 + Cinnabar Moth
8 x Green Veined White
2 x Peacock
5 x Speckled Wood
1 x Small Tortoiseshell
1 x Grass Snake
KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 16 May 2018
3 Cuckoos in a group, at long range today - Ted Jury Hide
PAUL LATHBURY on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
7 Hobbys in the air together over Newlands between 13.00 and 13.45 today.
KEVIN AND SERI on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Ted Jury Hide - 3 Hobby, Buzzard, Kestrel, ♀ GS Woodpecker and 4 Cuckoos.

For a few minutes all the Cuckoo were in the closest tree to the hide simultaneously....
STEVEN CHESHIRE on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Yesterday mid afternoon on the Tip area

4x possibly 8x green hairstreak including 2x ♀s egg laying on birds-foot trefoil
2x Holly Blue
3x Brimstone (2 ♀, 1 ♂)
3x Green-veined White
2x Small White
1x Peacock
2x Cinnabar moth (now quite scarce on the reserve)
No sign of Small Copper, Common Blue or Brown Argus yet. Some areas look perfect for Grizzled Skipper and Dingy Skipper.

Old Hare Covert
2x Speckled Wood
2x Green-veined White
1x Peacock

River Meadow
3x Orange-tip (1 ♂, 2 ♀s)
1x Brimstone (♂)
1x Peacock
1x Holly Blue
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Todays Highlights 07:15 - 11:45

East Marsh Pool
2 x Hobby
3 x Little Ringed Plover
11 x Common Tern
1 x Redshank
1 x Kingfisher
4 x Oystercatcher
1 x ♂ Shelduck

Carlton Hide
1 x Hobby . With JW

New Hare Covert
1 x Muntjac

Around The Reserve
♂ & ♀ Cuckoo . Both seen & heard . With Dave Mount
2 x Hairy Dragonfly . With Dave Mount
2 x Cinnabar Moth
1 x Azure Damselfly
1 x Banded Demoiselle
5 x Brimstone
15 + Orange Tip
4 x Large White
JOHN OSBORNE on Monday, 14 May 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 7:
Orange-tip (14)
Green-veined white (5)
Peacock (3)
Green hairstreak (1)
Comma (1)
Large white (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 noted on transect:
Azure damselfly
Green longhorn moth (lots, in swarm)
D JACKSON on Monday, 14 May 2018
Who or what is Heidi?
KEVIN AND SERI on Sunday, 13 May 2018
3 Oyc chicks, 7 lapwing chicks on East Marsh Islands and Wigeon Bank.

Still 4 Hobby at Ted Jury

Heidi and her brood have moved into the lake.
KEVIN AND SERI on Saturday, 12 May 2018
4 Hobbies at Ted Jury