Sightings: 2012

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AL on Monday, 04 June 2012
barn owl taking voles into nest box near west marsh. also hobby and 3 cuckoos newlands
ADE JOHNSON on Monday, 04 June 2012
Evening 8-10pm
Barn Owl(1 over Newlands & 1 over West Marsh), Tawny Owl(2 Juv calling in Horsetail Glade), Cuckoo 2M+1F, Hobby, Oystercatcher 4+4Juv.
IAIN BROWN on Sunday, 03 June 2012
Horsetail glade 11.25 Red Kite
GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
18.00-21.45 Birds of Note- 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatchers + 2 chicks, 8 Common Tern,2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Black Headed Gulls, Sparrowhawk, 3 Cuckoo, usual Warblers, 20+ Swift, also a few Swallows, Sand&House Martins. 21.15 Otter in front of Carlton Hide (2 observers) No Barn Owl tonight over Newlands
JEFF RANKIN on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Butterfly numbers increasing. Highlight today was two Dingy Skippers on Tip area. As there are no reports of further releases this year, it seems likely that these are descendants of last year's release. Common Blues now into double figures and Red Admirals increasing. A few day flying moths about - Small Yellow Underwing on Tip area as well as River Meadow. Numerous Burnet Companions on River Meadow along with Mother Shipton and Chimney Sweeper.
KEITH YATES on Tuesday, 29 May 2012
WOOD SANDPIPER (1 on East Marsh Pool @ 09:30)
ADMIN on Monday, 28 May 2012
Saturday 8:30am
OTTER from Carlton Hide (H.Hewitt)
JEFF RANKIN on Sunday, 27 May 2012
WOOD SANDPIPER reported this morning. Stayed East Marsh 15 minutes. Thought to be different bird from one that visited last week - eye-marking not as prominant.
Low butterfly count. Singles of Brown Argus, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, plus Holly Blue (3), Small Heath (2), Several ♂ Orange Tips, G-V Whites, Peacocks. Possible Dingy Skipper on Tip area but very brief view. Plenty of Damselflies. Dragons starting to show.
AL on Saturday, 26 May 2012
2 cuckoos, 2 shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 oystercatchers, 2 redshank, common terns, gc grebe, usual warblers in full voice around the reserve. tawny owl over brandon lane near top reed bed at 5.30 pm
GARY HOBBS on Thursday, 24 May 2012
Wednesday 23rd 18.00-21.50. Very quiet bird wise with only a few hirundines around the reserve. Other birds of note -1 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatchers + 2 chicks, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 10 Black-Headed Gulls, 8 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo, Kestral, 2 Linnet, Barn Owl (making several passes over Newlands carrying food back to nest box) plus usual Warblers. Also seen from Carlton hide Badger