Sightings: 2018

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JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 01 August 2018
2018 butterfly transect week 18:
Meadow brown (16)
Small white (14)
Gatekeeper (7)
Comma (1)
Red admiral (1)
Small copper (4)
Common blue (23)
Large white (2)
Speckled wood (2)
Small heath (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 (1)
Brown hawker (2)
Southern hawker (2)
Silver Y moth (1)
Shaded broad-bar moth (3)
Straw dot moth (1)
JOHN COAKLEY on Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Todays Highlights 09:15 - 16:15

East Marsh Pool
3 x Green Sandpiper
1 x Common Sandpiper
3 x Oystercatcher - JW
2 x Little Ringed Plover
2 x Common Tern
2 x Little Egret

Carlton Hide . With JW & MD
1 x Lesser Whitethroat
At least 3 Willow Tit

New Hare Covert
2 x Marsh Tit

Best Of The Rest
10 + Southern Hawker
2 x Common Darter
10 + Ruddy Darter
10 + Brown Hawker
5 x Purple Hairstreak
9 x Common Blue
1 x Painted Lady
1 x Small Copper
2 x Brown Argus
ADRIAN JOHNSON on Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Clouded Yellow 2 on Albans reedbed
KEITH YATES (ADMIN) on Monday, 30 July 2018
Mid-morning visit 11:00Hrs ~ 13:00Hrs

East Marsh Pool of Note: (3) Common Sandpiper, (1) Green Sandpiper, (6) Little-ringed Plover (Incl. 2 Juvs), (1) Snipe, (1) Kingfisher, (1) Little Grebe, (1) Water Rail, (6) Swift & (3) Reed Warbler

**Tred carefully ~ Still plenty of young Toadlets on the paths!!

STEVEN NICHOLS on Sunday, 29 July 2018
And lots of Toadlets everywhere this afternoon.
STEVE NICHOLS on Sunday, 29 July 2018
1400-1630h, highlights
Common Tern 3, including pair with 2 Chicks
LRP 4 and 2 half grown chicks
Common Sandpiper
Gadwall with 6 ducklings
Teal c25
Kingfisher
Marsh Tit (centre feeder)
Great spotted Woodpecker Juv.
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)