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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2017 Qtr 3 up to 30 Sep (November 27, 2017, 12:01:46 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), Black Swan (31st Aug), 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), Arctic Tern (5th Aug), 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), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (TBC) (25th Jul), 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 (5th Sep 2017), House Sparrow (Not yet recorded in 2017), Chaffinch (1st Jan 2017), Brambling (Not yet recorded in 2017), Greenfinch (4th Jul 2017), Goldfinch (1st Jan 2017), Siskin (1st Jan 2017), Bullfinch (9th Jan 2017) and Reed Bunting (21st Jan 2017).

Sep 16th Sep 30th 2017
Coal Tit (16th , 23rd -24th & 26th Sep, 2 on 27th Sep), Grey Heron (16th & 23rd Sep), Kingfisher (16th -17th , 20th & 26th 29th Sep, 2 on 24th Sep), Shoveler (2 on 16th Sep, 5 on 17th Sep, 19 on 20th Sep, 5f&10m on 22nd Sep, 8 on 24th Sep), Long-tailed Tit (2 on 16th Sep), Red Kite (2 on 16th Sep, 5 on 20th Sep, 1 on 22nd 23rd , 26th & 28th -29th Sep, 3 on 24th Sep), Jay (2 on 16th & 23rd Sep), Little Grebe (3 on 17th Sep, 2 on 23rd & 29th Sep, 4 on 26th Sep), Teal (2 on 17th & 27th Sep, 4 on 18th & 24th Sep, 8 on 20th & 25th Sep, 1 on 29th Sep), Red-crested Pochard (m&2f on 17th Sep), Egyptian Goose (4 on Lynsters on 17th 18th & 24th Sep, 3 on 20th Sep, 5 on 22nd Sep, 15 on Lynsters field on 24th Sep, 7 on 25th Sep), Blackcap (7 on 17th Sep, 3 on 24th Sep, 2 on 26th Sep), Treecreeper (17th Sep), Great Spotted Woodpecker (17th , 23rd & 27th -28th Sep), Sparrowhawk (18th & 24th Sep), Buzzard (2 on 20th Sep, 4 on 24th Sep, 1 on 25th Sep, 3 on 26th & 28th Sep), Gadwall (2m on 20th Sep, 23rd Sep, 2 on 27th Sep), Pochard (20th Sep), Wigeon (3 on 22nd Sep), Cettis Warbler (22nd , 26th & 28th - 30th Sep), Robin (22nd Sep), Goldcrest (2 on 23rd & 29th Sep), Blue Tit (5+ on 23rd Sep), Great Tit (5+ on 23rd Sep), Chaffinch (23rd Sep), Hobby (24th Sep), Kestrel (24th Sep), Chiffchaff (2 on 24th Sep, 4 on 26th Sep), Grey Wagtail (24th 25th Sep), Goldfinch (25th Sep), Little Egret (27th Sep), Green Woodpecker (28th Sep) and Green Sandpiper (29th Sep).

Small Copper (24th & 30th Sep, 3 on 23rd Sep), Comma (10 on 16th & 21st Sep, 7 on 20th Sep, 5 on 23rd Sep, 2 on 24th & 30th Sep), Painted Lady (20th Sep), Red Admiral (2 on 21st & 30th Sep), Small White (23rd Sep), Green-veined White (23rd & 30th Sep) and Speckled Wood (30th Sep). Migrant Hawker (m on 20th Sep, 1 on 30th Sep), Common Darter (m&f on 20th Sep, 3 on 30th Sep), Southern Hawker (m on 24th Sep), Ruddy Darter (3 on 30th Sep) and Common Blue Damselfly (30th Sep). Hornet (21st & 30th Sep).

23rd Sep moth trapping, by Simon Buckingham, resulted in 34 moths of 16 species including a new micro moth for the reserve list in the form of Acleris sparsana. Also in the trap was a Mottled Sedge caddis fly (Glyphotaelius pellucidus) which had only been recorded as a nymph in the pond up until this year - then an adult was recorded down by the sluice last week - so this is only the second record of an adult.

Grey Squirrel (3 on 16th Sep), Rabbit (2 on 16th Sep), Brown Rat (4 on 23rd Sep), Domestic Cat (23rd Sep) and Muntjac (30th Sep).

Grass Snake (Swimming on 22nd Sep).

Sep 9th Sep 15th 2017
Kingfisher (9th & 15th Sep, 2 on 10th Sep), Egyptian Goose (17 on Lynsters on 9th Sep, 3 on 11th Sep, 4 on 15th Sep), Grey Heron (2 on 9th Sep), Pied Wagtail (9th Sep), Mallard (10+ on 9th Sep), Willow Warbler (9th & 15th Sep), Teal (5 on 10th Sep, 8 on 13th Sep), House Martin & Sand Martin (Large mixed flock on 10th Sep), Song Thrush (10th & 15th Sep), Long-tailed Tit (flocks on 10th Sep), Goldcrest (10th & 12th Sep), Chiffchaff (10th Sep), Common Sandpiper (11th Sep), Shoveler (9 on 11th Sep, 23 on 15th Sep), Great Spotted Woodpecker (11th Sep), Green Sandpiper (15th Sep), Red Kite (4 on 15th Sep), Little Grebe (15th Sep), Goldfinch (15th Sep), Mute Swan (2 on 15th Sep) and Blackbird (15th Sep).

Snout (9th Sep), Comma (5 on 9th Sep, 10 on 12th Sep, 1 on 15th Sep), Small Tortoiseshell (9th Sep), Whites (3 or 4 pairs on 9th Sep), Speckled Wood (10th & 12th Sep), Red Admiral (4 on 12th Sep), Green-veined White (4 on 12th Sep), Large White (12th Sep) and Small Copper (15th Sep), Common Blue Damselfly (c10 on 9th Sep), Migrant Hawker (12th 13th & 15th Sep), Common Darter (12th & 15th Sep, 9 on 13th Sep) and Ruddy Darter (12th Sep). Red-legged Shieldbug (2 on 12th Sep) and Green Shieldbug (12th Sep).

Grey Squirrel (9th Sep) and Brown Rat (10th Sep).

Sep 1st Sep 8th 2017
Teal (5 on 1st & 6th Sep, 2 on 3rd Sep, 3 on 8th Sep), Little Grebe (feeding 1 young on 1st & 6th Sep, 1 on 3rd Sep), Kingfisher (1st 5th & 8th Sep), Peregrine Falcon (2nd Sep), Grey Heron (2nd 3rd & 5th Sep), Robin (2nd Sep), Blue Tit (2nd Sep), Great Tit (2nd Sep), Mallard (2nd Sep, 50+ on 3rd Sep), Coot (2nd Sep), Egyptian Goose (4 on Lynsters on 2nd Sep, 2 on 4th & 8th Sep, 7 on 6th -7th Sep), Canada Goose (5 on 2nd Sep), Red Kite (2nd Sep), Green Sandpiper (2 on 3rd Sep. 7th Sep), Cormorant (3rd & 5th Sep), Jay (2 on 3rd Sep), Ring-necked Parakeet (3rd Sep), Shoveler (3 on 3rd Sep), Great Spotted Woodpecker (3rd Sep), Moorhen (2 on 3rd Sep), Red-crested Pochard (4th & 8th Sep, 2 on 5th 6th Sep), House Martin (5th Sep), Swift (5th Sep) and Starling (5th Sep).

Brown Rat (2 adults & 6 young on 2nd Sep) and Grey Squirrel (2nd Sep).

Common Darter (2nd Sep) and Large Red Damselfly (2nd Sep).

Brown Argus (2nd Sep), Snout (2nd Sep), Red-tipped Clearwing Moth (2nd Sep) and Comma (7 on 6th Sep, 1 on 7th Sep).

Autumn is definitely upon us resulting in cooler nights and reduced catches. 64 moths of 18 species came from the Moth traps of Simon Buckingham on the night of 3rd Sep. Of interest was Frosted Orange (3rd Oct) which was new for the reserve list and Lilac Beauty (3rd Sep) which was a first record for Simon for the reserve, but note that it is already on the ML list from a record in 1983.

Water Ladybird (2nd Sep).

Fish sp (Large fish taken by Grey Heron).

Toadflax (2nd Sep).

Aug 14th - Aug 31st 2017
Common Sandpiper (14th Aug), Teal (5 on 14th & 27th Aug, 8 on 16th Aug, 3 on 18th & 21st Aug, 7 on 20th Aug, 2 on 23rd & 28th Aug, 6 on 30th Aug), Kingfisher (14th -16th, 18th 19th, 26th 28th & 30th Aug, 2 on 20th -21st & 29th Aug), Little Grebe (with 3 young on back on 14th Aug, Adult feeding 1 young & adult feeding 2 young on 16th Aug, 2 adults feeding 1 young on 20th Aug, Adult and 1 young on 26th Aug), Green Woodpecker (Adult and Juvenile on 14th Aug, 19th Aug), Buzzard (Adult and 3 juveniles on 14th Aug, 2 on 20th Aug, 1 on 23rd Aug), Greylag Goose (50 on 14th Aug, 19th Aug), Robin (2 on 15th Aug), Song Thrush (15th & 20th Aug), Green Sandpiper (2 on 15th 16th & 21st Aug, 1 on 28th Aug), Mandarin (4 on 16th Aug, 1 on 20th Aug), Shoveler (7 on 16th Aug, 1 on 23rd Aug, 4 on 30th Aug), Goldcrest (19th Aug), Chiffchaff (19th Aug, 6 on 21st Aug), Magpie (19th Aug), Canada Goose (19th Aug), Mallard (19th Aug), Blackbird (19th Aug), Great Tit (19th Aug), Grey Heron (19th Aug), Sparrowhawk (20th 21st Aug), Red Kite (20th Aug), Lesser Black-backed Gull (20th Aug), Long-tailed Tit (20+ on 20th Aug), Grey Heron (20th Aug), Mallard (5 on 21st Aug), Blackcap (2 on 21st Aug), Red-crested Pochard (2 imm on Lynsters Lake on 21st & 31st Aug, 2 on 30th Aug), Gadwall (23rd Aug), Treecreeper (24th Aug), Hobby (26th Aug), Swift (26th Aug), Jay (26th Aug, 5 on 31st Aug), Black Swan (2 on Lynsters Lake on 31st Aug) and Egyptian Goose (2 on Lynsters on 31st Aug).

Common Darter (2m on 14th Aug, 1 on 19th & 31st Aug, 2 on 20th -21st Aug), Ruddy Darter (m on 14th Aug, 2 on 20th Aug, mating and ovipositing on 26th Aug, 28th Aug), Blue-tailed Damselfly (15th Aug), Red-eyed Damselfly (15th & 28th Aug), Migrant Hawker (m on 16th Aug, 4 on 19th Aug, 1 on 21st , 26th , 28th & 31st Aug), Brown Hawker (18th 19th , 28th & 31st Aug), Black-tailed Skimmer (19th Aug), Southern Hawker (2 on 20th Aug) and Banded Demoiselle (28th & 31st Aug).

Small Copper (2 on 14th Aug), Comma (15th & 20th Aug, 7+ on 20th Aug), Speckled Wood (19th Aug), Comma (6+ on 19th Aug), Small Tortoiseshell (19th Aug), Red Admiral (19th Aug), Small White (19th -20th Aug), Green-veined White (Pair on 20th Aug), Willow Beauty (22 Aug), Straw Underwing (22 Aug), Dingy Footman (22 Aug), Common Wave (22 Aug), Large White (24th Aug) and Snout (30th Aug).

Simon Buckingham ran a couple of traps at the reserve on 26th Aug 2017 which yielded 219 moths of 48 species. Four of these were new for the reserve list - White-point (26th Aug), Dark Sword-grass (26th Aug) and the micros (**) Agriphila geniculea ** (26th Aug) and Cochylis hybridella ** (26th Aug).

Parent Shieldbug (20th Aug) and Green Shieldbug (10+ on 20th Aug).

Brown Rat (4 on 16th Aug, 1 on 20th Aug), Rabbit (19th -20th Aug), Common Shrew (Dead on 19th Aug) and Red Fox (26th Aug).

Grass Snake (baby squashed on path on 20th Aug).

Borage (30th Aug).

Aug 13th 2017 Open Day
Kingfisher (at least 2 on 13th Aug), Grey Heron (13th Aug), Magpie (13th Aug), Robin (13th Aug), Tufted Duck (13th Aug), Little Grebe (13th Aug), Blue Tit (13th Aug), Great Tit (13th Aug), Coot (13th Aug), Red Kite (13th Aug), Canada Goose (13th Aug), Cormorant (13th Aug), Mallard (13th Aug), Common Tern (13th Aug), Dunnock (13th Aug), Willow Warbler (13th Aug), Greylag Goose (13th Aug), Chaffinch (13th Aug), Moorhen (13th Aug), Green Woodpecker (13th Aug), Buzzard (13th Aug), Little Egret (13th Aug), Mandarin (m on 13th Aug), Woodpigeon (13th Aug), Great Spotted Woodpecker (13th Aug), Egyptian Goose (13th Aug) and Wren (13th Aug).

Grass Snake (1 captured and 1 swimming on 13 Aug).

Emperor (13th Aug), Brown Hawker (13th Aug), Southern Hawker (13th Aug), Ruddy Darter (13th Aug), Common Darter (13th Aug) and Banded Demoiselle (13th Aug).

Brown Rat (1 large and 1 smaller on 13th Aug), Vole (13th Aug) and Rabbit (13th Aug).

Comma (13th Aug), Small Tortoiseshell (13th Aug), Red Admiral (13th Aug), Speckled Wood (13th Aug), Small White (13th Aug) and Gatekeeper (13th Aug).

Ant (Swarming 13th Aug).

Giant Puff Ball (13th Aug).

Svensson's Copper Underwing (13th Aug) and Lesser Yellow Underwing (13th Aug).

Melissa Buckingham ran Moth traps for the Aug 13 2017 Open Day and caught the below -
Mother of Pearl (65), Common Wave (10), Argyresthia geodartella (10), Dingy Footman (8), Brimstone (7), Poplar Hawkmoth (7), Willow Beauty (3), Snout (2), Palpita vitrealis (1), Black Arches (1), Light Emerald (1), Red Underwing (1), Bordered Beauty (1), Green Carpet (1), Spectacle (1), Flame Shoulder (1), Ruby Tiger (1), Pale Prominent (1), Canary Shouldered Thorn (1), Buff Ermine (1), Lesser Swallow Prominent (1) Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (1) and Flame Carpet (1).

Aug 1st - Aug 12th 2017
Green Sandpiper (2 on 2nd & 7th Aug, 3 on 3rd 4th Aug, 1 on 11th Aug), Kingfisher (2 on 2nd & 5th Aug, 1 on 4th, 6th 8th & 11th Aug), Teal (10 on 2nd & 9th Aug, 9 on 3rd Aug, 4 on 11th Aug), Lapwing (12 on 2nd Aug, 15 on 3rd Aug, 1 on 9th Aug), Buzzard (4 on 2nd , 4th & 11th (including 2 young) Aug Lynsters field, 2 on 6th Aug), Garden Warbler (3rd & 5th Aug), Greenfinch (3rd Aug), Red-crested Pochard (2 large ducklings on 5th Aug), Little Grebe (5th Aug, Feeding 1 young on 7th & 11th Aug, 2 on 9th & 11th Aug), Swallow (5th Aug, 2 on 6th Aug), Willow Warbler (5th Aug), Arctic Tern (5th Aug), Red Kite (5th Aug, 2 on 11th Aug), Egyptian Goose (5 on 6th Aug, 3 on 8th Aug), Blackcap (6th Aug), Chiffchaff (6th Aug), Ring-necked Parakeet (6th Aug), Common Tern (9th & 11th Aug), Mallard (75 on 9th Aug), Shoveler (3 on 9th Aug) and Long-tailed Tit (3-4 on 12th Aug).

Hummingbird Hawk-moth (3rd Aug), Purple Hairstreak (3rd 4th Aug), Brown Argus (f on 4th Aug, m on 6th Aug, 3 on 12th Aug), Small Copper (2 on 4th & 12th Aug, 1 on 6th, 8th & 11th Aug) and Common Blue Butterfly (3m & 1f on 4th Aug, m on 6th Aug).

Simon Buckingham had a reasonable haul from the reserve on the night of 4th Aug 2017 including Poplar Hawkmoth and an Oak Hook-tip (has an old record on the reserve from 1983) of 223 moths in total of 53 species. There were four new micros for the reserve list - Agonopterix arenella ** (4th Aug), Bucculatrix bechsteinella ** (4th Aug), Phyllocnistis unipunctella ** (4th Aug) and Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae ** (4th Aug).

Mother-of-Pearl (5+ on 5th Aug), Comma (5th Aug, 4 on 8th Aug), Red Admiral (5th Aug, 2 on 8th Aug), Small White (5th Aug), Large White (5th Aug), Peacock (5th Aug), Speckled Wood (5th Aug), Painted Lady (6th Aug), Gatekeeper (8th Aug) and Silver-washed Fritillary (m on 12th Aug).

Brown Hawker (3rd & 8th Aug, 3 on 6th Aug), Darter (probably Common) (2 on 4th Aug), Common Darter (m & f on 4th Aug, 1 on 8th Aug), Ruddy Darter (m on 4th Aug), Blue-tailed Damselfly (f on 4th Aug), Emperor (6th & 8th Aug), Banded Demoiselle (6th Aug), Red-eyed Damselfly (8th Aug) and Common or Ruddy Darter (12th Aug).

Muntjac (4th Aug), Rabbit (5th Aug) and Brown Rat (2 on 5th Aug).

Grass Snake (5th Aug).
Jul 16th Jul 31st 2017
Kingfisher (16th -18th , 23rd & 31st Jul, m on 24th Jul), Great Spotted Woodpecker (m on 16th Jul, 1 on 22nd Jul, Juv on 24th Jul), Lapwing (15 on 16th & 18th Jul, 3 on 19th Jul, 26 on 21st Jul, 10 on 22nd Jul, 9 on 23rd Jul, 11 on 24th Jul, 9 on 25th Jul, 8 on 26th Jul, 14 on 28th Jul, 6 on 31st Jul), Common Tern (16th , 21st , 26th , 28th & 31st Jul), Little Grebe (on nest 16th Jul, 2+4y on 24th Jul, 2 on nest on 25th Jul, 2 chicks on 26th Jul, 4 chicks on 27th Jul, 2+2y on 30th Jul), Green Sandpiper (2 on 17th , 21st , 23rd . 25th & 28th Jul, 1 on 18th 19th ,22nd & 30th Jul, 3 on 24th & 31st Jul, 4 on 26th Jul), Treecreeper (2 on 17th Jul), Grey Wagtail (17th Jul, 4 on 23rd Jul, 2 adult + 2 young on 24th Jul, 1 adult + 3 young on 25th Jul, 2 on 26th Jul), Shoveler (5 on 19th Jul, 6 on 21st Jul, m on 24th Jul, 2 on 25th Jul, 4 on 26th Jul), Teal (7 on 19th Jul, 4 on 21st & 23rd Jul, 8 on 24th & 31st Jul, 14 on 26th Jul), Egyptian Goose (2+4y on 19th Jul on Lynsters field, 5 on 25th Jul), Reed Warbler (19th Jul), Oystercatcher (19th & 30th -31st Jul), Swallow (20th Jul, 2 on 24th Jul), Gadwall (8 on 21st Jul), Tufted Duck (f+6y on 21st Jul), Hobby (21st & 30th Jul), Buzzard (21st -22nd Jul, 2 on 23rd Jul), Song Thrush (2 juveniles on 22nd Jul), Chaffinch (22nd Jul), Jay (22nd & 31st Jul), Sparrowhawk (22nd Jul, juv on 30th Jul), Red Kite (22nd Jul), Swift (10 on 23rd Jul), Blackcap (25th Jul), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (TBC) (25th Jul) and Mandarin (m & f on 28th Jul).

Small Copper (16th & 27th Jul, 2 on 17th , 21st -23rd , 27th -28th & 30th Jul), Peacock (2 on 16th Jul), Gatekeeper (5+on 16th Jul, 27th & 30th Jul), Speckled Wood (16th Jul), Small White (16th & 30th Jul), Comma (16th & 30th Jul, 3 on 27th Jul), Small Skipper (16th Jul), Common Footman (16th & 22nd Jul), Ringlet (16th & 30th Jul), Common Blue Butterfly (16th Jul, 2 on 17th & 22nd Jul, 2m & 1f on 21st Jul, 3m & 2f on 27th Jul, 3m & 1f on 30th Jul ), Essex Skipper (16th & 28th Jul), Large White (19th Jul), Brimstone (27th Jul), Red Admiral (2 on 27th Jul, 30th Jul), Meadow Brown (30th Jul) and Clouded Yellow (31st Jul).

Simon Buckingham had a decent haul on night of 29th Jul 2017 from the reserve despite the lousy weather. He recorded 355 moths of 61 species, 3 of which were new to the reserve
List - Roeslerstammia erxlebella ** (29th Jul), Cochylimorpha straminea ** (29th Jul) and Gypsonoma aceriana ** (29th Jul).

Banded Demoiselle (16th Jul), Brown Hawker (2 on 16th Jul, 17th & 27th Jul), Southern Hawker (17th Jul), Emperor Dragonfly (17th & 27th Jul), Black-tailed Skimmer (17th & 27th Jul), Red-eyed Damselfly (19th & 28th Jul, 2 on 20th 21st Jul), Broad-bodied Chaser (27th 28th Jul) and Ruddy Darter (3 on 27th Jul). Wasp Spider (3 on 22nd Jul). S.W. Conehead (lots on 22nd Jul), Oak Bush Cricket (29th Jul) and Field Grasshopper (30th Jul).

Grass Snake (1ft long on 20th Jul).

Fox (22nd & 30th Jul), Rat (22nd Jul), Bat sp (22nd Jul), Rabbit (26th Jul) and Muntjac (30th Jul).

Giant Puff Ball (2 on 24th Jul).

Jul 15th 2017
Oystercatcher (15th Jul), Great Spotted Woodpecker (15th Jul) and Hobby (15th Jul).

A bumper session from the reserve last night (15th Jul) produced 812 moths of 111 species trapped by Simon Buckingham. 11 of these species were new (**) for the reserve list -
Dotted Fan-foot ** (15th Jul), Limnaecia phragmitella ** (15th Jul), Helcystogramma rufescens ** (15th Jul), Acrobasis suavella ** (15th Jul), Metalampra italica ** (15th Jul), Apple Fruit Moth (Argyresthia conjugella) ** (15th Jul), Batrachedra praeangusta ** (15th Jul), Coleophora alcyonipennella ** (15th Jul), Orthotelia sparganella ** (15th Jul), Parornix torquillella ** (15th Jul) and Epinotia ramella ** (15th Jul).

Jul 1st Jul 14th 2017
Kingfisher (m on 2nd & 14th Jul, m+f on 4th Jul, 1 on 6th , 8th & 11th -12th Jul), Tufted Duck (f+8y on 2nd Jul, broods of 8y & 5y on 5th & 7th Jul, f+5y on 8th Jul, broods of 6y & 8y on 8th Jul), Pochard (f+4y on 2nd & 7th Jul, Adult with 5y on 9th Jul, broods of 5y & 4y on 10th Jul), Green Sandpiper (2nd , 5th , 7th , 9th & 14th Jul, 2 on 3rd & 10th -12th Jul), Lapwing (6 on 2nd 3rd Jul, 10+ on 4th Jul, 9 on 5th & 12th Jul, 14 on 9th Jul, 4 on 10th -11th Jul, 15 on 14th Jul), Little Egret (2nd & 10th Jul, 3 on 3rd , 5th & 8th Jul, 2 on 7th & 9th Jul, 6 on 9th Jul, 4 on 11th Jul), Teal (6 on 2nd Jul, 1 on 11th Jul, 8 on 12th Jul, 7 on 14th Jul), Common Tern (2nd 4th , 8th & 10th Jul, 2 on 9th Jul), Treecreeper (pair feeding young on 2nd Jul), Grey Wagtail (2 on 2nd & 12th Jul, 4 on 3rd Jul), Reed Warbler (2nd 4th Jul), Greenfinch (Heard on 4th Jul), Red-crested Pochard (2 juveniles on Lynsters on 5th Jul), Swallow (5 on 5th Jul), Red Kite (2 on 8th Jul), Cormorant (3 on 8th Jul, 9th Jul), Shoveler (3 on 9th Jul, 5 on 11th 12th & 14th Jul), Little Grebe (9th Jul, 3 on 10th Jul), Hobby (10th & 12th Jul), Blackbird (8 on 11th Jul), Wren (2 on 11th Jul), Dunnock (2 on 11th Jul) and Egyptian Goose (2 adults with 4y on Lynsters).

Simon Buckingham put a couple of traps out at the reserve last night (1st Jul) which yielded 335 moths of 72 species. This included the following new species (**) for the reserve list - Grey Arches ** (1st Jul), Hypsopygia glaucinalis ** (1st Jul), and Rhopobota naevana ** (1st Jul).

Small Copper (1st , 5th -6th , 8th & 14th Jul, 2 on 7th & 9th Jul, Pair on 10th Jul, 3 on 12th Jul), Silver-washed Fritillary (2 on 1st Jul), Gatekeeper (2 on 1st & 3rd Jul, 10+ on 6th Jul, lots on 8th Jul, 9th & 11th Jul), Marbled White (2 on 2nd Jun, 1 on 3rd & 6th -7th Jul, 3 on 5th Jul), Brimstone (m on 2nd Jul), Large Skipper (2nd Jul), Speckled Wood (2nd Jul, 3 on 8th Jul), Cinnabar Moth (2 on 3rd Jul, caterpillar on 6th Jul caterpillars on 8th Jul), Small or Essex Skipper (6th Jul), Purple Hairstreak (7th Jul), Red Admiral (5+ on 8th Jul), Meadow Brown (4 on 8th Jul, 9th Jul), Small Skipper (8th Jul), Small White (8th Jul), Large White (8th Jul), Comma (5+ on 8th Jul, 10+ on 12th Jul), Mother-of-Pearl (8th Jul), Green-veined White (9th Jul), Ringlet (11th -12th Jul) and Essex Skipper (5+ on 12th Jul). Common Darter (2nd 3rd Jul), Brown Hawker (4+ on 2nd Jul, 3 on 6th & 10th Jul, 2 on 8th Jul, 12th Jul), Broad-bodied Chaser (2nd Jul, 2 on 8th Jul), Blue-tailed Damselfly (2nd Jul), Emperor Dragonfly (2 on 6th Jul, 1 on 8th & 12th Jul), Black-tailed Skimmer (15+ on 6th Jul, 12th Jul), Common Blue Damselfly (6th & 8th Jul), Banded Demoiselle (6th & 8th Jul, m+f on 12th Jul), Southern Hawker (f on 9th Jul), Dragonfly exurta (to be identified) (in pond on 9th Jul) and Red-eyed Damselfly (12th Jul). (Scorpion Fly (6th Jul) and Soldier Beetle (9th Jul).

Brown Rat (3 large and some small ones on 2nd Jul, Adult and 2 young on 8th Jul, 1 sleeping in peanut feeder on 9th Jul) and Muntjac (12th Jul).

Grass Snake (2nd Jul, Adult swimming on 11th Jul) and Eft (2 in pond on 9th Jul (sample dip)).

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