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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2017 Qtr 2 up to 30 Jun (July 15, 2017, 03:54:51 AM) quote  
2017 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (7th Jan 2017), Little Grebe (1st Jan 2017), Cormorant (1st Jan 2017), Grey Heron (1st Jan 2017), Little Egret (24th Feb 2017), Mute Swan (7th Jan 2017), Greylag Goose (1st Jan 2017), Canada Goose (1st Jan 2017), Barnacle Goose (22nd Mar 2017), Egyptian Goose (1st Jan 2017), Shelduck (3rd Apr 2017), Mandarin (21st Mar 2017), Wigeon (1st Jan 2017), Pintail (Not yet recorded in 2017), Teal (1st Jan 2017), Gadwall (1st Jan 2017), Mallard (1st Jan 2017), Shoveler (5th Feb 2017), Pochard (31st Jan 2017), Red-crested Pochard (5th Feb 2017), Tufted Duck (1st Jan 2017), Goldeneye (3rd Apr 2017), Red Kite (2nd Jan 2017), Sparrowhawk (1st Jan 2017), Buzzard (2nd Jan 2017), Kestrel (13th Jan 2017), Hobby (29th Apr 2017), Peregrine Falcon (3rd Feb 2017), Osprey (Not yet recorded in 2017), Pheasant (29th Jan 2017), Water Rail (18th Mar 2017), Moorhen (1st Jan 2017), Coot (1st Jan 2017), Oystercatcher (10th Mar 2017), Golden Plover (21st Feb 2017), Lapwing (6th Jan 2017), Snipe (7th Jan 2017), Jack Snipe (31st Jan 2017), Greenshank (Not yet recorded in 2017), Green Sandpiper (1st Jan 2017), Common Sandpiper (24th Apr 2017), Common Gull (23rd Mar 2017), Black-headed Gull (1st Jan 2017), Herring Gull (1st Jan 2017), Lesser Black-backed Gull (26th Apr 2017), Common Tern (29th Apr 2017), Stock Dove (1st Jan 2017), Woodpigeon (1st Jan 2017), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (1st Jan 2017), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st Jan 2017), Cuckoo (Not yet recorded in 2017), Barn Owl (Not yet recorded in 2017), Tawny Owl (1st Mar 2017), Swift (26th Apr 2017), Kingfisher (15th Jan 2017), Green Woodpecker (7th Jan 2017), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Jan 2017), Swallow (15th Apr 2017), House Martin (5th Apr 2017), Sand Martin (Not yet recorded in 2017), Meadow Pipit (2nd Jan 2017), Yellow Wagtail (Not yet recorded in 2017), Grey Wagtail (2nd Feb 2017), Pied Wagtail (1st Jan 2017), Wren (1st Jan 2017), Dunnock (1st Jan 2017), Robin (1st Jan 2017), Blackbird (1st Jan 2017), Fieldfare (2nd Jan 2017), Song Thrush (1st Jan 2017), Redwing (1st Jan 2017), Mistle Thrush (1st Jan 2017), Cetti's Warbler (Not yet recorded in 2017), Sedge Warbler (10th May 2017), Reed Warbler (19th Apr 2017), Garden Warbler (8th Apr 2017), Whitethroat (16th Jun 2017), Lesser Whitethroat (Not yet recorded in 2017), Blackcap (23rd Mar 2017), Chiffchaff (7th Jan 2017), Willow Warbler (1st Apr 2017), Goldcrest (1st Jan 2017), Firecrest (Not yet recorded in 2017), Spotted Flycatcher (Not yet recorded in 2017), Long-tailed Tit (1st Jan 2017), Coal Tit (13th Feb 2017), Blue Tit (1st Jan 2017), Great Tit (1st Jan 2017), Nuthatch (28th Jan 2017), Treecreeper (2nd Jan 2017), Magpie (1st Jan 2017), Jackdaw (1st Jan 2017), Rook (3rd Jan 2017), Carrion Crow (1st Jan 2017), Raven (Not yet recorded in 2017), Jay (3rd Jan 2017), Starling (Not yet recorded in 2017), House Sparrow (Not yet recorded in 2017), Chaffinch (1st Jan 2017), Brambling (Not yet recorded in 2017), Greenfinch (Not yet recorded in 2017), Goldfinch (1st Jan 2017), Siskin (1st Jan 2017), Bullfinch (9th Jan 2017) and Reed Bunting (21st Jan 2017).

Jun 26th – Jun 30th 2017
Mute Swan (2 adults with 3 cygnets on 26th Jun, 1 adult on 27th Jun), Pochard (f+6y on 26th Jun, f+5y on 27th Jun, f+4y on 28th Jun), Tufted Duck (f+8y on 26th -27th & 30th Jun), Lapwing (4 on 26th -27th Jun, 3 on 28th Jun, 1 on 30th Jun), Kingfisher (28th Jun), Gadwall (with 6y on 26th Jun), Common Tern (2 on 26th & 30th Jun, 3 on 27th Jun, 1 on 28th Jun), Great Crested Grebe (2y on 26th -28th Jun), Little Egret (1 adult+1juv on 26th Jun, 2 on 27th -28th Jun, 2 adult+1juv on 29th Jun, 5 on 30th Jun), Green Woodpecker (Juvenile on 26th Jun, 2 on 29th Jun, 1 on 30th Jun), Teal (1m on 27th Jun, 3 on 28th Jun, 5 on 30th Jun), Oystercatcher (27th Jun), Kingfisher (5 sightings on 28th Jun), Grey Wagtail (2 on 28th Jun, 1 on 30th Jun), Shoveler (8 on 28th Jun, 1m on 30th Jun), Little Grebe (4 with 1 at nest on 28th Jun, on nest on 29th Jun, 2 on 30th Jun), Egyptian Goose (female with 4 young on 28th Jun), Green Sandpiper (2 on 29th Jun, 3 on 30th Jun), Reed Warbler (30th Jun), Great Spotted Woodpecker (m on 30th Jun), Jay (2 on 30th Jun), Red Kite (2 on 30th Jun) and Blackcap (30th Jun).

Purple Hairstreak (26th Jun), Marbled White (3 on 26th Jun, 4 on 29th Jun, 2 on 30th Jun), Essex Skipper (3 on 26th Jun, 2 on 29th Jun, 30th Jun), Comma (29th Jun), Red Admiral (29th Jun), Green-veined White (29th Jun), Ringlet (29th Jun), Small Heath (29th Jun), Meadow Brown (29th Jun), Gatekeeper (30th Jun), Silver-washed Fritillary (male on 30th Jun), Brimstone (male on 30th Jun), and Small Copper (30th Jun). (Brown Hawker (26th Jun).

Jun 25th 2017 – Open Day (Sunny)
Black-headed Gull (50+ on 25th Jun), Lapwing (3 on 25th Jun), Egyptian Goose (2 adults with 4 young on 25th Jun), Common Tern (25th Jun), Mute Swan (2 adults with 3 cygnets on 25th Jun), Cormorant (2 on 25th Jun), Mallard (25th Jun), Teal (2m on 25th Jun), Grey Heron (25th Jun), Woodpigeon (25th Jun), Little Egret (25th Jun), Coot (Adult and chick on 25th Jun), Dunnock (25th Jun), Chaffinch (25th Jun), Great Tit (25th Jun), Blue Tit (25th Jun), Kingfisher (25th Jun), Gadwall (25th Jun), Magpie (25th Jun), Great Spotted Woodpecker (25th Jun), Robin (25th Jun), Stock Dove (25th Jun), Swift (25th Jun), Blackcap (25th Jun), Swallow (25th Jun), Chiffchaff (25th Jun), Tufted Duck (25th Jun), Chaffinch (25th Jun), Red Kite (25th Jun), House Martin (2 on 25th Jun) and Goldcrest (25th Jun).

For our June 25th 2017 Open day, Simon Buckingham ran two moth traps the night before, in favourable weather conditions and the result was a splendid haul with new moths (**) for the reserve list. Additionally Dick Middleton and Emily Hobson ran traps and added to the list:

Macros –
Clouded Border (59), Peppered Moth (2), Mottled Beauty (3), Riband Wave (6), Barred Straw (5),
Small Fan-footed Wave (19), Coronet (3), Common Footman (7), Buff Ermine (13), Brimstone (1), Dingy Footman (1), Snout (15), Scarce Footman (1), Burnished Brass (3), The Flame (8), Poplar Hawk-moth (14), Dingy Shears (3), Heart and Dart (6), Mottled Rustic (8), Heart and Club (1), Smoky Wainscot (3), Dark Spectacle (1), Bordered Beauty (1), Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (1), Uncertain (5), Vapourer (1), Ghost Moth (1), Common Wave (6), Dark Arches (2), Pale Prominent (1), Single-dotted Wave (7), Double Square Spot (4), Poplar Grey (2), Bright-line Brown-eye (2), Buff Arches (1), Rustic (3), White Satin Moth (2) **, Buff-tip (4), Engrailed (2), Large Twin-spot Carpet (2), Dun-bar (2), Marbled Minor agg. (3), Small Seraphim (3), July Highflyer (2), Flame Shoulder (1), Dingy Shell (1) and Foxglove Pug (1).

Micros –
Ancylis achatana (2), Eudonia lacustrata (89), Blastobasis lacticolella (8), Scoparia ambigualis (47), Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (1), Large Fruit Tree Totrix (3), Small Magpie (14), Red-barred Tortrix (1), Crassa unitella (9), Marbled Orchard Tortrix (1), Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix (1), Scoparia pyralella (7) **, Celypha lacunana (15), Variegated Golden Tortrix (1), Eucosma cana (1), Paraswammerdamia nebulella (1), Mother of Pearl (3), Caloptilia stigmatella (2), Celypha striana (1), Nettle Tap Moth (2), Garden Grass Veneer (8), Anania coronata (1), Eudonia pallida (1), Argyresthia brockeella (1), Nematopogon swammerdamella (1), Endotricha flammealis (1), Agapeta hamana (1), Eudonia angustea (1) **, Crambus perlella (1), Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix (1), Ash Bud Moth (1), Clepsis consimilana (1), Eudonia mercurella (2), Ancylis uncella (1), Phalonidia manniana (1), Batia lunaris (1) ** and Argyresthia spinosella (1).

Species (82)
Moths (476)
New moth for reserve list (**)

For our June 25th 2017 Open day, additionally Dick Middleton and Emily Hobson ran traps and added to the list

Macros - Common White Wave (+), Straw Dot (+), Clouded Border, Dark Arches, Ghost Moth, Single-dotted Wave, Barred Straw, Riband Wave, White Plume Moth (+) **, Bordered Beauty, Double Lobed (+), Mottled Beauty and Mottled Rustic.

Micros - Anania coronata , Small Magpie, Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix, Clepsis consimilana, Calamotropha paludella (+), Scoparia ambigualis (+) and Eucosma cana.

Additional to Simon’s List (+) (4)
Species (82 + 4)
New moth for reserve list (**) - Plume sp was removed from the list a few years ago as there was no definite species named. However the above includes White Plume Moth (which I'll add as new).

Jun 10th – Jun 24th 2017
Jay (2 on 10th Jun, 1 adult and 3 juveniles on 18th Jun), Mute Swan (2 adults with 3 cygnets on 10th, 12th , 14th & 17th – 18th & 23rd Jun), Little Egret (10th , 14th & 16th -17th & 24th Jun, 3 on 19th Jun, c15 including juveniles on 20th Jun, 11+ on 21st Jun, 5 on 22nd Jun), Pochard (f+5y on 11th -12th , 19th , 21st & 23rd Jun, f+4y on 14th Jun, 16th Jun), Great Crested Grebe (2 adults + 2 young on 11th – 12th & 23rd Jun, 4 adults and 2 young on 16th Jun, adult and 2 young on 17th & 22nd Jun), Common Tern (2 on 11th & 22nd -23rd Jun, 1 on 12th , 14th & 17th -19th & 24th Jun, 5 on 13th Jun, 4 on 15th Jun, 3 on 16th Jun), Kingfisher (2 on 11th & 15th Jun, 1 on 12th , 16th , 20th & 22nd Jun, 2 adult + 1y on 18th Jun), Egyptian Goose (2 adults with 4 young on 11th , 18th & 23rd Jun), Oystercatcher (2 on 12th Jun, 3 on 16th Jun), Tufted Duck (f+6y on 12th Jun, f+5y on 14th & 16th – 17th & 23rd Jun, pair on 15th & 24th Jun), Little Grebe (2 on 12th & 16th Jun, 18th & 21st -22nd (on nest) Jun), Gadwall (f+5y on 14th , 16th & 18th Jun, Adult+6y on 19th & 21st Jun, broods of 5y & 6y on 23rd Jun), Teal (3 m on 16th & 20th Jun, 5 on 21st Jun, 7 on 23rd Jun), Shoveler (2m on 16th Jun, 18th Jun, 10 on 21st Jun, 10+ on 23rd Jun), Whitethroat (Lynsters on 16th & 18th Jun, heard only on 17th Jun), Goldcrest (16th Jun), Dunnock (1 adult+2y on 16th Jun), Buzzard (17th Jun), Black-headed Gull (15+ chicks on 17th Jun), Lapwing (16th & 20th -22nd Jun, 2 on 18th & 23rd – 24th Jun), Blackcap (18th Jun), Green Sandpiper (19th Jun), Grey Wagtail (2 on 19th & 23rd Jun), Hobby (19th Jun), Great Spotted Woodpecker (m+juv on 19th Jun) and Grey Heron (5 on 24th Jun).

Broad-bodied Chaser (3 on 10th Jun, 2 on 24th Jun), Emperor Dragonfly (14th & 22nd Jun), Banded Demoiselle (17th & 21st -23rd Jun), Brown Hawker (possibly on 17th Jun, 1 on 18th , 21st & 23rd Jun), Common Darter (18th Jun), Blue-tailed Damselfly (21st – 23rd Jun), Black-tailed Skimmer (22nd – 23rd Jun), Azure Damselfly (22nd Jun) and Common Blue Damselfly (22nd Jun). Painted Lady (11th Jun), Meadow Brown (9 on 11th Jun, 14+ on 14th Jun, 5+ on 17th Jun, 15+ on 18th Jun, 20th – 22nd Jun), Brimstone (m on 11th Jun, 2 on 17th Jun, 20th Jun), Large Skipper (14th , 16th , 20th & 23rd Jun, 2 on 21st -22nd Jun), Small Tortoiseshell (14th , 16th & 20th Jun, 4+ on 22nd Jun), Ringlet (5 on 16th -17th Jun, 10+ on 18th Jun, 20th Jun, many on 21st Jun, 12+ on 22nd Jun), Speckled Wood (2 on 16th Jun, 1 on 17th – 18th & 20th Jun), Comma (16th , 18th & 20th Jun, 3 on 17th Jun, 5+ on 22nd Jun), Small Heath (16th Jun), Small White (2 on 17th Jun), Red Admiral (2 on 17th Jun, 18th , 20th & 22nd Jun), Green-veined White (18th Jun), Large White (20th Jun), Marble White (2 on 24th Jun), Essex Skipper (2 on 24th Jun) and Nettle-tap Moth (10+ on 17th Jun). Ruby-tailed Wasp (3 on 17th Jun) and Hornet Mimic Hoverfly (22nd Jun).

Rabbit (2 on 17th Jun), Squirrel (17th Jun), Muntjac (18th Jun), Badger (23rd Jun), Brown Rat (24th Jun) and Bats (of various sizes on 23rd Jun).

Vipers Bugloss (18th Jun) and Marsh Orchid (Magnificent display on 24th Jun).

Jun 1st – Jun 9th 2017
Kingfisher (1st , 3rd , 4th , 8th & 9th Jun, 2 on 2nd Jun), Great Crested Grebe (2 on 1st Jun, 2 + 2y on 2nd & 9th Jun), Tufted Duck (4th Jun, 3 on 1st Jun, 2 chicks on 2nd Jun), Common Tern (1st & 9th Jun, 2 on 4th Jun, 4 on 2nd & 3rd Jun), Blackcap (3 on 1st Jun), Hobby (2 on 2nd Jun), Buzzard (4 on 2nd Jun), Mute Swan (2+3y on 2nd , 4th , 7th & 9th Jun), Grey Heron (8th Jun, 4 on 2nd Jun), Cormorant (2 on 2nd Jun), Crow (2 on 2nd Jun), Jay (3 on 2nd Jun), Canada Goose (3 on 2nd Jun), Egyptian Goose (2nd Jun, 2+4y on 9th Jun), Moorhen (2 on 2nd Jun), Song Thrush (2nd Jun), Little Egret (2 on 2nd Jun), Little Grebe (3 on 2nd & 4th Jun), Black-headed Gull (2 chicks on 2nd Jun), Treecreeper (3rd Jun), Oystercatcher (3rd Jun), Mallard (+11 on 4th Jun), Gadwall (4th Jun), Wren (2 adults + 3 chicks on 4th Jun), Green Woodpecker (4th & 8th Jun), Pochard (f+4y on 7th Jun, f+5y on 9th Jun), Barnacle Goose (9th Jun) and Red-crested Pochard (9th Jun on Lynsters).

Broad-bodied Chaser (m on 2nd Jun m+f (oviposting) on 7th Jun), Red-eyed Damselfly (9th Jun, 4 on 2nd Jun, 2 on 4th Jun, 6 on 7th Jun), Banded Demoiselle (3rd Jun) and Blue-tailed Damselfly (4th Jun, 2 on 7th Jun, 3 on 9th Jun). Small Magpie Moth (2nd & 9th Jun), Snout (2 on 9th Jun), Brimstone (2 on 3rd Jun, 1 on 9th Jun), Red Admiral (3rd & 4th Jun, 2 on 9th Jun), Peacock (3rd Jun), Green-veined White (3rd Jun), Small Tortoiseshell (caterpillars on 4th Jun), Meadow Brown (6 on 7th Jun, 2 on 9th Jun) and Speckled Wood (9th Jun). Ruby-tailed Wasp (3rd Jun) and Bryony Mining Bee (8th & 9th Jun). Longhorn Beetle (Rutpeza maculate) (3rd Jun), Scorpion Fly (4th Jun), Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (6 on 3rd Jun, 1 on 9th Jun), Black-headed Cardinal Beetle (3 on 3rd Jun) and Wasp Beetle (3 on 3rd Jun). Nursery Web Spider (4th Jun), Long-jawed Spider (4th Jun) and Crab Spider (4th Jun).

Fox (2 young ones on 2nd Jun, 2 on 9th Jun (one with prey)) and Muntjac (7th & 9th Jun).

Meadow Cranesbill (4th Jun) and Spear Thistle (4th Jun).

May 15th – May 31st 2017
Kingfisher (15th -21st & 26th – 27th May, 2 on 24th May), Common Tern (2 on 15th & 19th -20th & 26th – 28th May, 5 on 25th May, 1 on 31st May), Egyptian Goose (2 adults+4y on 15th , 17th & 19th – 21st , 26th & 31st May, Pair on 22nd May, 5 on cricket pitch on 26th May), Swift (20+ on 15th May, 50+ on 19th May), House Martin (20+ on 15th May), Hobby (16th & 19th -20th & 27th May, 4 on 21st May, 3 on 24th & 26th May, 2 on 31st May), Red-crested Pochard (16th & 28th May, 2 on 17th & 24th May, 3m +1f on 20th May), Garden Warbler (16th May), Buzzard (16th May, 2 on 31st May), Pochard (with 11 young on 17th May, with 9 young on 19th May, with 8y on 21st , 28th & 31st May, 2 adults on 24th May, with 7y on 26th May), Oystercatcher (17th - 18th , 20th & 28th May, 2 on 21st , 27th & 29th May), Reed Warbler (Pair on 17th May, 1 on 21st May), Black-headed Gull (1 chick on 18th May, Adults+3 chicks on 19th May), Green Sandpiper (18th -19th May), Great Crested Grebe (2 adults with 3y on 19th May, Pair +2y on 21st , 26th & 28th May), Teal (m on 19th May), Grey Heron (2 on 19th & 28th May, 5 on 20th May), Tufted Duck (3 pair on 19th May), Bullfinch (f on 20th May), Greylag Goose (22 goslings on 20th May), Canada Goose (12 goslings on 20th May), Sparrowhawk (20th May), Mistle Thrush (20th May), Great Tit (feeding chicks in Nest Box 9 on 20th May), Tit sp (feeding in Nest Box 15 on 20th May), Little Egret (21st , 24th & 27th May, 3 on 29th May), Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 juveniles on 21st May, 2 on 28th May), Little Grebe (21st May), Goldcrest (24th May), Jay (24th May), Mallard (broods of 5 & 7 on 26th May), Mute Swan (Pair with 3 cygnets on 26th , 28th -29th & 31st May), Cormorant (26th May, 2 on 28th May), Reed Bunting (27th May), Goldeneye (f on 27th May), Grey Wagtail (28th May on Lynsters), Gadwall (with damaged wing on 28th May), Blackcap (28th May), Stock Dove (28th May) and Red Kite (4 on 31st May).

Speckled Wood (16th May), Holly Blue (16th & 24th May), Red Admiral (16th May, 3 on 24th May), Garden Carpet (19th May), Nettle-tap (19th – 20th May, 40+ on 31st May), Mother-of-Pearl (2 on 20th May), Green-veined White (20th May, 2 on 22nd May), Brimstone (2 caterpillars on 21st May, 5+ caterpillars on 22nd May, 4 adults on 22nd May, 3m+1f on 24th May, Laying eggs on 26th May), Orange-tip (f on 24th May), Peacock (24th May), Comma (24th May) and Magpie Moth (26th May). Black-headed Cardinal (2 on 16th May), Red-headed Cardinal (16th May), Cardinal sp (28th May), Wasp Beetle (2 on 16th May, 26th May), Click Beetle (26th May), Hawthorn Shieldbug (16th May), Brassica Shieldbug (16th May), Green Shieldbug (28th May), Soldier Beetle (28th May) and Harlequin Ladybird (28th May). Jewel Wasp (16th May), Ruby-tailed Wasp (25th May), Ashy Mining Bee (26th May), Bryony Mining Bee (26th May) and Hornet (28th May). Red-eyed Damselfly (16th & 28th May, 2 on 26th May), Common Blue Damselfly (20th & 26th May), Blue-tailed Damselfly (24th & 28th May), Banded Demoiselle (27th May, m on 28th May), Hairy Dragonfly (27th May), Broad-bodied Chaser (2 on 27th May, 2m on 28th May) and Black-tailed Skimmer (f on 27th May, 28TH May). Web Spider (21st May).

Grass Snake (16th May).

Fox (Taking Coot eggs on 19th May, 30th May – several sightings, 31st May – 1 sleeping), Rabbit (3 on 20th May, 31st May), Muntjac (23rd & 28th May) and Badger (2 on 30th May).

Orchid (Southern Marsh mostly) (2093 counted on 20th May, 21st May), Yellow Flag (21st May), Alkanet (21st May), Dames Violet (21st May) and Pink Purslane (28th May).

May 13th – May 14th 2017 (Open Weekend)
Black-headed Gull (13th & 14th May), Coot (13th & 14th May), Mallard (13th May, 5y+7y+3y+5y on 14th May), Chaffinch (13th May), Kingfisher (13th May), Great Tit (13th & 14th May), Great Crested Grebe (13th May, with 3 chicks on 14th May), Ring-necked Parakeet (13th May), Cormorant (2 over on 13th May), Magpie (13th May), Red Kite (13th May), Great Spotted Woodpecker (13th & 14th May), Blue Tit (13th & 14th May), Moorhen (13th May), Stock Dove (2 on 13th May, 14th May), Little Egret (2 on 13th May), Swift (13th & 14th May), Common Tern (13th May), Woodpigeon (13th May), Jackdaw (13th May), Egyptian Goose (2 on 13th May), Dunnock (13th May), Jay (13th May), Red-crested Pochard (2 on Lynsters on 13th May), Mute Swan (13th May), Buzzard (13th May), Canada Goose (13th May), Greylag Goose (13th May), Blackcap (13th May), Reed Warbler (13th May), Tufted Duck (13th May), Pochard (13th May), Gadwall (13th & 14th May), Grey Heron (13th May), Blackbird (13th & 14th May), Long-tailed Tit (13th May), Hobby (13th May), Shoveler (13th May) and Sparrowhawk (14th May).

Common Shrew (2 dead on 13th May), Rabbit (13th May), Fox (14th May) and Brown Rat (14th May).

Common (Smooth) Newt (2m on 13th May).

Yellow Archangel (13th May) and White Bryony (13th May).

Orange Tip (13th & 14th May), Small Copper (13th May), Brimstone (female ovipositing 14th May) and Cinnabar Moth (14th May). Common Blue Damselfly (14th May).

The following Moths were trapped for May 13th 2017
9 Green Carpet
2 Treble Lines
3 Orange Footman
1 Chocolate-tip
1 Muslin Moth
1 Clouded Border
1 Small Phoenix
8 Epinotia immundana (micro moth) – new to the reserve Species List
1 Small Magpie (micro moth)


May 1st – May 12th 2017
Snipe (1st & 7th May), Great Crested Grebe (2 adults with 3 young on 1st, 7th, 10th & 12th May), Common Tern (1st & 11th May, 2 on 2nd & 10th May, 3 on 6th May), Egyptian Goose (2 adults with 5 young on 1st , 6th – 8th & 10th – 12th May, 4 adults on 4th & 9th May), Little Grebe (10 on 1st May, 3 on 11th May, 1 on 12th May), Grey Wagtail (2 on 1st May), Kingfisher (1st & 7th – 8th & 11th May, 2 on 12th May), Jay (1st May), Grey Heron (1st May, 2 on 6th May), Green Woodpecker (1st May), Wren (1st May), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st May, 4 on 6th May), Blackcap (1st , 11th & 14th May, 2+ on 6th May, m+f on 8th May), Great Tit (in Nest Box L on 1st & 7th May, in Nest Box B feeding young on 12th May, in Nest Box 11 feeding young on 12th May), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st & 8th May), Treecreeper (1st May), Cormorant (1st May), Tufted Duck (1st May), Pochard (1st May, 3 on 11th May), Goldeneye (Female on 2nd May), Reed Bunting (2m on 3rd - 4th & 9th May, 1m on 12th May), Little Egret (3rd , 6th , 11th & 12th May), Reed Warbler (4th & 12th May, 2 on 8th May, 2+ on 10th May), Garden Warbler (6th & 7th, possibly 9th & 12th May), Robin (young on 6th May), Green Woodpecker (2 on 6th May), House Martin (2 on 6th May), Swift (6 on 6th May, 25 on 7th May, 14 on 12th May), Canada Goose (Pairs with 6y, 3y & 2y on 6th May, 2 adults with 4y on 7th May, with 3y on 8th & 9th May), Red Kite (6th May), Greylag Goose (6 adults with broods of 9, 7 & 4 on 7th May), Teal (Pair on 7th May), Oystercatcher (2 on 7th May, 1 on 12th May), Mallard (f with 5 ducklings on 7th May), Stock Dove (8th May), Long-tailed Tits (9th May, family on 12th May), Dunnock (9th May, feeding young on 12th May), Black-headed Gull (9th May, with young on raft on 12th May), Hobby (2 on 10th May, 1 on 12th May), Sedge Warbler (10th May), Bullfinch (10th May), Chaffinch (11th May), Buzzard (11th May), Shoveler (m on 12th May), Pochard (4m on 12th May), Tufted Duck (2 pairs on 12th May) and Gadwall (Pair on 12th May).

Orange Tip (1st, 5th - 6th & 10th May, f on 11th May, f on Garlic Mustard on 12th May), Green-veined White (5th - 6th & 10th May, 2 on 11th May), Brimstone (f on 5th May), Peacock (5th & 10th May), Comma (5th & 11th May), Small Tortoiseshell (6th & 10th May), Large White (10th May), Small White (10th May) and Red Admiral (11th May). Queen Hornet (4th May) and Wasp (6th May). Common Blue Damselfly (2m+2f on 5th May, 6TH May, 20+ on 10th May) and Red-eyed Damselfly (10th May). Maggot (2 to be identified in pond on 7th May). Black-headed Cardinal Beetle (11th May), Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (11th May) and Red-and-Black Froghopper (Cererus vulnerata) (11th May).

Rabbit (1st May, 2 young on 6th May), Brown Rat (Young on 6th May), Bat sp (1 with 6-inch wingspan and 2 smaller ones on 6th May) and Weasel (8th May).

Grass Snake (2 young (1 dead) on 4th May, 1 swimming 11th May).

Apr 15th – Apr 30th 2017
Greylag Goose (Pair with 6 goslings on 15th Apr, with 7 goslings on 16th , 19th & 21st -23rd Apr, another pair with 1y on 23rd Apr, 3 pair with 10y, 7y & 8y on 26th Apr, pairs with 6y & 8y on 29th Apr, 4 pairs on 30th Apr), Jackdaw (On twig nest in Nest Box M on 15th & 23rd Apr, 200 leaving roost on 23rd Apr), Willow Warbler (16th - 18th Apr, 2 on 15th Apr), Sparrowhawk (15th & 24th Apr), Mallard (with 4 ducklings on 15th Apr, with 6, 5, 4 & 3 ducklings on 16th Apr, with 2 broods on 18th Apr, with 7 ducklings on 21st Apr, with 6 ducklings on 22nd Apr, with broods of 4 & 2 on 23rd Apr, adult in left duck nest box opposite Teal Hide on 28th Apr, with 8y on 29th Apr and 2 adults on nest box opposite Sanctuary Hide on 29th Apr with 4 ducklings seen under this box area a little later, 7y & 6y on 30th Apr), Egyptian Goose (Pair with 6 goslings on 15th – 17th Apr, with 5 goslings on 18th -19th & 21st – 24th & 26th -27th & 30th Apr and another adult on 26th Apr), Blackcap (2 on 16th & 22nd Apr, Pair on 15th & 21st Apr, 4 on 27th Apr), Great Crested Grebe (17th Apr, Pair at nest on 15th , 21st , 23rd , 26th & 28th (with 2 or 3 young) Apr plus 1 on CH Lake on 21st & 28th Apr), Little Grebe (21st Apr, 2 on 19th Apr, 3 on 15th Apr, 4 adults together on 29th Apr), Black-headed Gull (15th & 29th Apr), Cormorant (15th Apr), Grey Heron (15th Apr), Pochard (16th Apr, 2 on 19th Apr, 3 male on 15th Apr), Tufted Duck (15th & 19th Apr), Gadwall (15th Apr, Pair on 23rd Apr), Swallow (1 over on 28th Apr, 2 on 17th Apr, 3 on 26th Apr, 4 over Lynsters Lake on 15th Apr), Treecreeper (15th , 17th & 21st – 22nd & 27th Apr, taking food to nest on 23rd Apr, 2 on 16th & 19th Apr), Chiffchaff (15th & 22nd Apr), Stock Dove (3 on 15th Apr), Great Spotted Woodpecker (19th & 27th Apr, 3 on 15th & 22nd Apr), Snipe (16th , 19th & 21st -22nd Apr, 2 on 17th Apr), Teal (m on 16th & 21st Apr, pair on 22nd & 26th Apr, 3 on 27th Apr, 3m & 2f on 17th Apr, 2m & 1f on 19th Apr), Red-crested Pochard (22nd Apr, 2 on Lynsters Lake on 16th Apr, 3m on 23rd & 27th Apr, 6m & 1f on 30th Apr), Shoveler (16th Apr, 4m & 1f on 17th Apr), Reed Warbler (19th & 22nd – 23rd, 27th Apr, 3-4 heard on 29th Apr), Green Woodpecker (19th & 21st Apr), Goldeneye (Female on 21st Apr), Green Sandpiper (22nd Apr), Jay (2 on 22bd Apr), Reed Bunting (1m+1f on 22nd Apr), Mistle Thrush (22nd Apr), Common Sandpiper (24th Apr), Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 on 26th Apr (after ducklings on CH Lake)), Swift (26th Apr, 10+ on 28th Apr, 15 on 29th Apr), House Martin (26th Apr), Garden Warbler (2 on 27th Apr), Goldcrest (27th Apr), Great Tit (feeding at nest box L on 29th Apr and 1 exiting nest box 4 on 29th Apr), Song Thrush (29th Apr), Coot (pair with 3 chicks on 29th Apr, another pair with 2 chicks on 30th Apr), Hobby (2 on 29th Apr), Common Tern (29th Apr), Red Kite (29th Apr), Buzzard (29th Apr) and Canada Goose (2 on 30th Apr).

Orange Tip (16th & 19th Apr, 2 on 22nd Apr, 3 on 25th & 30th Apr, 5 on 15th Apr), Comma (15th Apr), Peacock (16th & 22nd Apr), Green-veined White (2 on 15th Apr, 3 on 22nd Apr), Small White (22nd & 29th Apr, 2 on 15th & 30th Apr), Speckled Wood (15th – 16th , 21st – 22nd & 25th Apr), Holly Blue (22nd Apr, 2 on 15th Apr), Brimstone (19th & 30th Apr, 2 and eggs on 22nd Apr), Small Tortoiseshell (25th & 27th Apr) and Red Admiral (25th Apr). Bee Fly (15th & 22nd Apr), 14-spot Ladybird (16th Apr), Green Shieldbug (15th Apr, 3 on 25th Apr), Hoverfly (various sp on 15th Apr), Mayfly (19th Apr) and Dock Bug (6+ on 25th Apr).

Rabbit (Young on 15th Apr, 5 & 3 (Lynsters) adults on 22nd Apr, 2 + 2 (Lynsters) adults on 29th Apr), Muntjac (17th Apr), Brown Rat (Young on 22nd Apr, in feeder on 23rd & 29th Apr) and Grey Squirrel (2 on 22nd Apr).

Red Campion (30th Apr) and Garlic Mustard (Jack by the Hedge) (30th Apr).

Apr 1st – Apr 14th 2017.
Willow Warbler (1st & 12th Apr, 3 on 5th Apr), Blackcap (9th Apr, 2 on 12th Apr, 4+ on 1st Apr, 6+ on 10th Apr), Chiffchaff (9th Apr, 3 on 1st Apr, 5+ on 10th Apr), Red-crested Pochard (1st & 2nd Apr), Red Kite (3rd Apr, 2 on 1st Apr, 5 on 2nd Apr), Canada Goose (2 on 14th Apr, 24 on 1st Apr), Greylag Goose (2 on 14th Apr, 4 on 1st Apr), Egyptian Goose (1st & 10th Apr, 2 with a brood of 8 on 12th Apr down to 5 goslings on 14th Apr), Barnacle Goose (1st – 3rd & 9th Apr), Grey Heron (3 on 1st Apr, 4 on 10th Apr), Black-headed Gull (1st Apr), Blue Tit (1st Apr), Great Tit (1st Apr), Long-tailed Tit (1st & 7th Apr, 2 on 12th Apr), Ring-necked Parakeet (2 on 1st Apr, 8 on 8th Apr), Blackbird (1st Apr, 4 on 12th Apr), Robin (1st Apr), Chaffinch (1st Apr, 4 on 10th Apr), Dunnock (1st Apr, 6 on 3rd Apr), Magpie (5+ on 1st Apr), Little Grebe (1st Apr, 2 (with 1 on nest) on 12th & 14th Apr, 2 pair on 6th Apr, 2 on nest + 4 on 3rd Apr, 9 on 2nd Apr), Coot (1st Apr), Moorhen (1st Apr), Shoveler (Pair on 1st – 3rd Apr, 3 pair on 6th Apr), Mallard (1st Apr), Treecreeper (1st & 12th Apr), Reed Bunting (1st & 12th Apr), Tufted Duck (1st Apr, 2 pair on 10th Apr, 4 pair on 14th Jay), Cormorant (1st Apr), Stock Dove (3rd Apr, Pair on 9th Apr, 3 on 1st Apr), Woodpigeon (1st Apr), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Apr, 2 on 14th Apr, 3 on 9th Apr), Wren (1st Apr), Jay (1st Apr, 2 on 7th & 9th Apr, 3 on 3rd Apr, 5 on 8th Apr), Buzzard (2nd & 7th Apr), Teal (2 on 3rd Apr, Pair on 7th, 9th & 14th Apr, 4 on 2nd Apr), Snipe (2 on 14th Apr, 4 on 3rd & 4th Apr, 5 on 5th, 7th & 9th, 12th Apr), Shelduck (m on 3rd Apr, 2 on 8th Apr), Great Crested Grebe (At nest 9th Apr, 2 on nest on 5th (with 3 eggs), 7th & 12th Apr, 2 at nest + 1 on 3rd & 10th Apr), Goldeneye (3rd Apr), House Martin (15 on 5th Apr), Kingfisher (7th Apr), Garden Warbler (8th Apr), Carrion Crow (2 pairs in nests on 8th Apr), Jackdaw (Pair near Owl nest box M on 8th Apr), Sparrowhawk (9th Apr), Goldcrest (3+ on 10th Apr) and Goldfinch (2 on 10th Apr).

Orange Tip (m on 3rd & 9th Apr, 2 on 1st & 6th Apr, c10 on 11th Apr), Comma (3rd Apr, 2 on 1st Apr, 4 on 10th Apr), Peacock (6th & 9th – 10th Apr, 3 on 1st & 11th Apr), Brimstone (3rd & 9th Apr), Holly Blue (5th Apr, 2 on 6th & 11th Apr), Small White (9th Apr), Speckled Wood (11th Apr, 2 on 10th Apr), Green-veined White (10th Apr) and Small Tortoiseshell (2 on 11th Apr). Tree Bumblebee (1st Apr) and Buff-tailed Bumblebee (1st Apr).

Rabbit (8 on 1st Apr), Squirrel (1st Apr), Weasel (3rd Apr) and Domestic Cat (9th Apr),

Frog (Adult and Tadpoles 9th Apr, croaking on 4th Apr), Newt (9th Apr) and Cased Caddis wing leaf bract (2 on 9th Apr).

Yellow Archangel (5th Apr) and Ladies Smock (5th Apr).

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