Sightings: 2018

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STEVE NICHOLS on Saturday, 19 May 2018
19th May, afternoon visit. Several Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sedge and Rees Warblers, 3 Cetti’s, 2 Whitethroat. Green Woodpecker, Great spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch - centre feeder and one with food near wood meadows. Long-tailed , Blue and Great Tit, Cuckoo - ♂ and ♀, Hobby, Little ringed Plover 2, Lapwing - 5 chicks seen, Oystercatcher - 3 chicks seen, Redshank, Common Terns, Sand Martins, c6 Swallows, Grey Heron, Reed Bunting ♂ with food, 4Black-headed Gull and 2 Lesser Black back Gull, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Canada and GreyLag Geese, Gadwallc25, Mallard with ducklings and Tufted Duck. Greenfinch singing, Chaffinch,.Dunnock 3 singing.
Several Banded Demoiselle, Orange tip, 1 Brimstone and Comma.
RICHARD POOLE on Friday, 18 May 2018
Ted Jury Hide: 3 x Cuckoos, 5 x Hobbys, 2 x buzzards, 2 x herons, lapwings

Carlton Hide: 2 x Hobbys, 1 x Cuckoo

East Marsh Hide: Tufted Duck, Cormorant, terns, oystercatcher, lapwings, black-headed gulls

Around the reserve: Mouse, Jays, Crows, Pigeons
JOHN COAKLEY on Friday, 18 May 2018
Todays Highlights

East Marsh Pool
5 x Little Ringed Plover
11 x Common Tern
4 x Oystercatcher

Around the reserve
8 x Cuckoo . 5 at once with JW & 3 more calling elsewhere
1 x Grass Snake
2 x Green Hairstreak

Special Interest For The Time Of Year !
Pair of Stonechat around Newlands reed bed . ♂ was photographed by Neil Nash and shown to myself & JW
KEITH BARNSLEY on Thursday, 17 May 2018
Evening stroll to Ted Jury hide 19:15 to 20:40 hrs . 4 Cuckoos* around dead trees including at least 1 bubbling ♀. Also 3 Heron. Cettis Warbler. 2Lesser Black-backed Gulls _ 1 Herring Gull. Sparrow Hawk briefly late on.
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