Sightings: 2018

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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)
JOHN COAKLEY on Sunday, 22 July 2018
Todays Highlights 12:15 - 15:00

East Marsh Pool
4 x Little Ringed Plover + 2 well grown juvs
1 x Little Egret
c 250 Black Headed Gull
1 x Lesser Black-backed Gull

Of Note On The Wing
7 x Small/Essex Skippers
1 x Brown Argus
15 + Peacock
8 x Common Blue
4 x Small Copper
1 x Marbled White
8 x Purple Hairstreak

9 x Ruddy Darter . 8 ♂ & 1 ♀
11 x Southern Hawker