Sightings: 2018

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STEVEN NICHOLS on Sunday, 01 July 2018
Evening visit: sightings included - 3 Tufted Duck broods (1, 5 and 7 duckling respectively, 5 Little-ringed Plover, Grey Heron, Lapwings (one chick about a week old), Redshank 3, Oystercatcher 3, Teal 5, Gadwall, Goldfinch 5, Linnet 2,
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 27 June 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 13 (yesterday):
Meadow brown (28)
Ringlet (27)
Marbled white (16)
Small/Essex skipper (4)
Large skipper (3)
Small heath (2)
Common blue (2)
Comma (2)
Small tortoiseshell (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 of note on transect:
Black-tailed skimmer (2)
Brown hawker (3)
Emperor (1)
Cinnabar moth (1)
Narrow-bordered 5-spot burnet (1)
JOHN COAKLEY on Monday, 25 June 2018
Todays Highlights 10:30 - 14:15

Tip/River Meadow
5 x Marbled White
1 x White Letter Hairstreak
100 + Meadow Brown
c 40 Ringlet
2 x Small Skipper
3 x Large Skipper
5 x Narrow Bordered 5 Spot Burnet Moth

East Marsh Hide
1 x Otter

Teal Hide
3 x Redshank

Dragonflies
6 x Emperor inc one ovipositing in Carlton Pool
c 50 Black Tailed Skimmer
15 x Brown Hawker
2 x Southern Hawker
KEVIN AND SERI on Sunday, 24 June 2018
Half dozen or so Sandmartin fledglings being fed on carpark wires overlooking La Farge.
GARY NEAL on Sunday, 24 June 2018
Afternoon visit on 23rd - Highlights

Hobby catching a dragonfly on East March
4 Redshank
Numerous Common Terns + 16 Chicks
Perergrine Flying over East Marsh & scattering everything.
Hornet
JOHN OSBORNE on Saturday, 23 June 2018
Quick visit to Top & Tip - Of note: hobby; jay; hornet; large skipper; ringlet; small heath; marbled white; meadow brown; black-tailed skimmer (m); brown hawker (m); ruddy darter (f); chimney sweeper
MAZ on Friday, 22 June 2018
Red Shank x3
Sand Martin
Little Ringed Plover x1
Hen Harrier x2
Reed Warbler x1
Heron x1
Oyster Catcher x2
Lapwing x3
Tufted duck x4
Cormorant x1
KEVIN AND SERI on Friday, 22 June 2018
Pair Little Egrets on East Marsh
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 22 June 2018
Todays Highlights 08:00 - 11:30

East Marsh Pool . With JW
1 x Little Egret
4 x Little Ringed Plover
2 x Kingfisher
1 x Hobby
Cuckoo calling

Teal Pool . With JW
1 x Redshank with 3 juvs

Shotton's Gully
Honey Bee swarm

The Tip . Briefly
10 x Meadow Brown
4 x Ringlet
6 x 5 Spot Burnet Moth
2 x Cinnabar Moth plus caterpillars seen
1 x Comma
1 x Red Admiral
4 x Speckled Wood


JOHN OSBORNE on Friday, 22 June 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 12 (yesterday):
Meadow brown (32)
Ringlet (9)
Speckled wood (5)
Large skipper (3)
Green-veined white (2)
Small heath (2)
Small skipper (1)
Common blue (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 (3)
Southern hawker (1) ... which caught a cinnabar moth mid-air!
Brown hawker (1)
Chimney sweeper moth (2)
Cinnabar moth (6)