Sightings: 2017

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ALAN BODDINGTON on Tuesday, 22 August 2017
East Marsh; Black-Tailed Godwit
,Dunlin,Ringed Plover,Common Gull.
Teal pool; 2 Green Sandpiper.
Ted Jury hide;Hobby,Kestrel & Buzzard.
Visitor Centre feeders; 2 Marsh Tit.
JOHN C on Sunday, 20 August 2017
Todays Highlights

4 x Swift heading south @ 10:00 hrs

Ted Jury
1 x Hobby showing well while hunting

River Pool Hide
Willow Tit calling from left side of hide

Past East Marsh Hide
3 x Willow Tit
These were also logged in the V.C records book by another visitor

On The Wing
20+ Common Darter including 2 in tandem ovipositing in the corner of East Marsh Pool
10+ Brown Hawker
1 x Southern Hawker
JOHN OSBORNE on Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Brandon Marsh butterfly transect week 20:
Large white (2)
Brown argus (1)
Common blue (9)
Red admiral (2)
Peacock (1)
Speckled wood (3)
Gatekeeper (2)
Meadow brown (14)

(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 seen off transect:
Small tortoiseshell
Common darter
Southern hawker
STEVEN CHESHIRE on Tuesday, 15 August 2017
1x Hummingbird Hawk Moth feeding on buddleia in the VC Courtyard at lunchtime.
1x ♀ Clouded Yellow in the Tip area after work at 5.45pm - photographed but no egg laying observed.

Plus the following butterflies seen in the Tip area between 5.15 and 6pm.
2x Small Heath
6x Small Copper
10+ Common Blue
2x Brown Argus
8x Meadow Brown
3x Gatekeeper
6x Peacock
1x Comma
4x Red Admiral
1x Small Tortoiseshell

ALAN BODDINGTON on Tuesday, 15 August 2017
East Marsh; Greenshank on willow island until 9.10 a.m. also Little Egret.
JOHN C on Monday, 14 August 2017
Todays Highlights

East Marsh Pool
1 x Little Egret
1 x Lesser Black-backed Gull

Past East Marsh Hide
3 x Willow Tit
JOHN C on Sunday, 13 August 2017
Todays Highlights

Old Hare Covert
3 x Marsh Tit

Kingfisher Pool
2 x Common Darter in tandem ovipositing

New Hare Covert
1 x Marsh Tit

East Marsh Pool
1 x Common Tern
1 x Shoveler

Teal Pool
10 x Teal

Grass Snake across path before Ted Jury Hide

Rear of Carlton Hide
Willow Tit showing well in hedge and tree . NB This is the furthest up the track that I've seen one . This was a different bird from the 2 reported below

After East Marsh Hide
2 x Willow Tit calling from both sides of the path

Car Park Area @ 16:45 hrs
c 50 Swallow feeding on flying ants
JOHN C on Friday, 11 August 2017
Todays Highlights 05:45 - 11:00

Ted Jury Hide
2 x Kestrel
1 x Greater Spotted Woodpecker
1 x Kingfisher

After East Marsh Hide
1 x Willow Tit

Teal Pool
4 x Teal
2 x juv Sparrowhawk

Carlton Hide
1 x Kingfisher

East Marsh Pool
1 x Little Egret
The Hybrid Goose
200 + Lapwing
25 + Swallow
Only 4 Black Headed Gull and no Common Tern

Of Note On The Cafe Feeders
3 x Coal Tit
1 x Marsh Tit
8 x Greenfinch
1 x juv Greater Spotted Woodpecker

11 Heron seen today

On The Wing After A Cold Start To The Morning
3 x Peacock
8 x Red Admiral
2 x Small Tortoiseshell
2 x Speckled Wood
1 x Brown Hawker
1 x Common Darter
GARY HOBBS on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Birds of note 17.30-2130, Redshank, Barn and Twany Owl, Swift, Sparrowhawk (juv), Bullfinch, Linnet, 2+ Kingfisher, 3+ Jay, Green & GS Woodpecker, good number again of the common warblers. Of note there was no Terns or Gulls on EM tonight.
KEVIN AND SERI on Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Hobby, pair Buzzards, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk at Ted Jury

Water Rail flyby and Emperor hybrid making his annual visit to East Marsh.