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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2018 Qtr 4 up to 14 Dec (December 16, 2018, 03:21:19 AM) quote  
2018 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (16th Jan 2018), Little Grebe (8th Jan 2018), Cormorant (6th Jan 2018), Bittern (14th Sep 2018), Grey Heron (1st Jan 2018), Little Egret (25th Jan 2018), Great White Egret (11th Oct 2018), Mute Swan (1st Jan 2018), Black Swan (10th Jun 2018), Greylag Goose (6th Jan 2018), Canada Goose (1st Jan 2018), Barnacle Goose (1st Jan 2018), Egyptian Goose (1st Jan 2018), Shelduck (30th Mar 2018), Mandarin (4th Apr 2018), Wigeon (1st Jan 2018 and 15th Oct), Goosander (9th Dec 2018), Pintail (17th Nov 2018), Teal (3rd Jan 2018), Gadwall (1st Jan 2018), Garganey (1st Aug 2018), Mallard (1st Jan 2018), Shoveler (1st Jan 2018), Pochard (6th Mar 2018), Red-crested Pochard (1st Jan 2018), Tufted Duck (1st Jan 2018), Goldeneye (8th Apr 2018), Red Kite (5th Jan 2018), Sparrowhawk (7th Jan 2018), Buzzard (1st Jan 2018), Kestrel (1st Jan 2018), Hobby (5th May 2018), Peregrine Falcon (31st Mar 2018), Osprey (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Pheasant (9th Mar 2018), Water Rail (6th Jan 2018), Moorhen (1st Jan 2018), Coot (6th Mar 2018), Oystercatcher (4th Mar 2018), Golden Plover (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Lapwing (4th Mar 2018), Snipe (5th Jan 2018), Jack Snipe (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Greenshank (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Green Sandpiper (19th Jan 2018), Common Sandpiper (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Common Gull (3rd Jan 2018), Black-headed Gull (1st Jan 2018), Herring Gull (14th Jan 2018), Lesser Black-backed Gull (25th Feb 2018), Common Tern (27 Apr 2018), Arctic Tern (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Stock Dove (4th Jan 2018), Collared Dove (13th Mar), Woodpigeon (9th Mar 2018), Feral Pigeon (Feral Rock Dove) (9th Mar 2018), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st Jan 2018), Cuckoo (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Barn Owl (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Tawny Owl (19th May 2018), Swift (27th Apr 2018), Kingfisher (7th Jan 2018), Green Woodpecker (3rd Feb 2018), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st Jan 2017), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Swallow (10th Apr 2018), House Martin (27th Apr 2018), Sand Martin (2nd Apr 2018), Meadow Pipit (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Yellow Wagtail (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Grey Wagtail (26th Jan 2018), Pied Wagtail (13th Mar 2018), Wren (1st Jan 2018), Dunnock (1st Jan 2018), Robin (1st Jan 2018), Blackbird (1st Jan 2018), Fieldfare (8th Jan and 5th Dec 2018), Song Thrush (10th Feb 2018), Redwing (1st Jan and 8th Oct 2018), Mistle Thrush (1st Jan 2018), Cetti's Warbler (28th Jan 2018), Sedge Warbler (4th May 2018), Reed Warbler (23rd Apr 2018), Garden Warbler (3rd May 2018), Whitethroat (3rd Jun 2018), Lesser Whitethroat (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Blackcap (3rd Apr 2018), Chiffchaff (5th Jan 2018), Willow Warbler (11th Apr 2018), Goldcrest (6th Jan 2018), Firecrest (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Spotted Flycatcher (7th Sep 2018), Long-tailed Tit (1st Jan 2018), Coal Tit (19th Jan 2018), Blue Tit (1st Jan 2018), Great Tit (1st Jan 2018), Nuthatch (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Treecreeper (7th Jan 2018), Magpie (1st Jan 2018), Jackdaw (1st Jan 2018), Rook (10th Mar 2018), Carrion Crow (1st Jan 2018), Raven (20th Aug 2018), Jay (1st Jan 2018), Starling (4th Feb 2018), House Sparrow (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Chaffinch (1st Jan 2018), Brambling (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Greenfinch (19th Jul 2018), Goldfinch (6th Jan 2018), Siskin (4th Jan & 27th Oct 2018), Bullfinch (6th Jan 2018), Hawfinch (21st Mar 2018) and Reed Bunting (1st Jan 2018).

Dec 1st – Dec 14th 2018
Green Sandpiper (2 on 2nd – 3rd , 5th & 13th Dec, 3 on 4th , 6th & 9th – 10th Dec, 5 on 7th Dec, 4 on 8th Dec, 2+ on 11th Dec, 1 on 12th & 14th Dec), Teal (41 on 2nd Dec, 52 on 4th Dec, 98 on 5th Dec, 60 on 6th Dec, 53 on 7th Dec, 8th Dec, 25 on 9th Dec, 20 on 10th Dec, 4 on 13th Dec, 28 on 14th Dec), Egyptian Goose (4 on 2nd Dec, 1 on 4th Dec, 2 on 11th Dec), Grey Wagtail (2nd Dec), Herring Gull (2nd Dec, 3 on 4th Dec), Water Rail (2nd Dec), Redwing (2nd Dec, 2 on 11th Dec), Goldcrest (2nd & 11th Dec), Wigeon (7 on 3rd Dec, 13 on 5th – 6th Dec, 8th Dec, 30 on 10th & 14th Dec, 20+ on 11th Dec), Siskin (4th Dec, 11 on 12th Dec), Buzzard (3 on 4th Dec, 1 on 5th & 8th Dec, 2 on 11th Dec), Barnacle Goose (4th Dec), Common Gull (4th Dec), Lesser Black-backed Gull (4th Dec), Little Egret (5th Dec), Robin (5th Dec), Great Spotted Woodpecker (5th Dec), Grey Heron (5th & 13th Dec), Fieldfare (5th Dec, 2 on 8th Feb), Kestrel (m on 6th Dec, 1 on 9th Dec), Pheasant (6th & 12th Dec, 3 m on 13th Dec), Gadwall (7th Dec), Goosander (Female on 9th Dec), Kingfisher (9th Dec), Green Woodpecker (11th & 13th Dec), Shoveler (11th Dec), Wren (11th Dec), Chiffchaff (12th Dec) and Moorhen (13th Dec).

Fox (2 on 2nd Dec, 1 on 9th & 11th Dec) and Bank Vole (5th Dec).

Frog (8th Dec).

Common Darter (9th Dec).

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 8 Dec 2018. Slim pickings from the moth traps at the reserve last night with just singles of Mottled Umber, December Moth and The Brick being recorded.

Nov 17th - Nov 30th 2018
Pintail (Male on 17th Nov), Chiffchaff (17th Nov), Green Sandpiper (2 on 17th , 19th & 21st Nov, 1 on 18th , 23rd -25th & 29th – 30th Nov), Magpie (8 on 17th Nov), Ring-necked Parakeet (17th Nov), Wren (17th Nov), Jay (17th Nov), Great Spotted Woodpecker (17th Nov), Goldfinch (6 on 17th Nov), Robin (17th Nov), Wigeon (36 on 19th Nov, 35 on 21st Nov, 6 on 23rd Nov, 5 on 24th Nov, 18 on 25th Nov, 10 on 26th Nov, 7 on 29th Nov), Water Rail (21st Nov), Grey Heron (21st & 24th Nov), Sparrowhawk (2 on 21st Nov, 1 on 24th Nov), Redwing (2 on 23rd Nov), Teal (35+ on 23rd Nov, 19 on 25th Nov, 21 on 26th Nov, 47 on 29th Nov, 25 on 30th Nov), Grey Wagtail (24th Nov), Buzzard (24th & 27th Nov), Lapwing (c90 over Lynsters Lake 24th Nov), Siskin (20 on 25th Nov), Barnacle Goose (26th – 27th & 30th Nov), Goldcrest (26th Nov), Little Egret (27th Nov), Common Gull (2 on 27th Nov) and Shoveler (8m & 6f on 29th Nov).

Common Darter (2 on 17th Nov, 2 on 18th Nov).

Fox (17th & 24th Nov), Squirrel (3 on 17th Nov, 8 on 24th Nov), Rabbit (24th Nov) and Muntjac (24th Nov).

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 24 Nov 2018. Not too many moths at this time of year but the traps at the reserve last did yield 12 individuals of 4 species. 2 Mottled Umber, 7 December Moth, 2 Diamond-back Moth and 1 Brick.

Nov 1st – Nov 16th 2018
Jay (1st – 2nd , 8th & 11th Nov), Teal (c16 on 1st Nov, 21 on 2nd Nov, 4th Nov, 6 on 5th Nov, 29 on 9th Nov, 65 on 11th Nov, 27 on 12th Nov, 24 on 13th Nov, 28 on 14th & 16th Nov), Wigeon (c20 on 1st Nov, 23 on 2nd Nov, 18 on 5th Nov, 2 on 9th Nov, 6 on 11th Nov, 15 on 16th Nov), Grey Heron (2 on 1st - 2nd , 6th & 8th Nov, 8 on 4th Nov, 1 on 11th Nov), Ring-necked Parakeet (1st Nov), Gadwall (6 on 1st Nov), Mistle Thrush (2 on cricket pitch on 1st Nov), Chaffinch (15 on 1st Nov, 10th – 11th Nov), Common Gull (2 on Lynsters on 1st Nov, 1 on 9th Nov), Pied Wagtail (8 on Lynsters on 1st Nov), Green Sandpiper (2nd , 4th – 6th ,10th & 16th Nov, 2 on 7th – 8th & 13th – 14th Nov, 3 on 9th & 11th – 12th Nov), Kingfisher (2nd , 4th – 5th & 7th – 9th Nov, 2 on 11th Nov), Little Egret (2nd & 10th Nov), Buzzard (2nd & 8th Nov, 2 on 4th , 6th , 11th & 14th Nov), Treecreeper (4th – 5th & 16th Nov), Egyptian Goose (2 on 4th , 6th , 8th & 14th Nov), Robin (4th & 10th – 11th Nov), Coot (4th & 11th Nov), Siskin (4th & 9th Nov, 25 on 16th Nov), Canada Goose (4th & 8th Nov), Wren (4th Nov), Magpie (4th & 11th Nov), Long-tailed Tit (4th Nov), Shoveler (5 on 5th Nov, 1 on 8th Nov, 11th Nov), Little Grebe (3 on 5th Nov, 11th Nov), Water Rail (5th , 9th – 10th & 16th Nov, 2 on 8th Nov), Great Spotted Woodpecker (6th , 10th & 16th Nov), Pheasant (f on 6th Nov), Grey Wagtail (6th , 11th & 16th Nov), Goldcrest (2 on 8th Nov), Red Kite (8th & 11th Nov), Rook (2 on 8th Nov), Greylag Goose (8th Nov), Sparrowhawk (8th Nov), Jackdaw (20+ on 8th Nov, c100 on 10th Nov), Goldfinch (10th Nov), Blackbird (2 on 10th Nov), Great Tit (10th – 11th Nov), Blue Tit (10th Nov), Mallard (15 on 10th Nov, 11th Nov), Kestrel (11th Nov), Crow (11th Nov), Black-headed Gull (11th Nov) and Moorhen (11th Nov).

Fox (2 on 3rd Nov, 1 on 11th Nov), Mouse (4th Nov), Squirrel (2 on 4th Nov - 1 with berries hanging from its mouth (seen like this since 8 days ago), 3 on 10th Nov, 1 on 11th Nov) and Bank Vole (10th Nov).

Common Darter (4 on 5th Nov, 1 on 10th Nov, 5 on 11th – 12th & 14th Nov). Red Admiral (10th – 11th Nov).

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 5 Nov 2018. The traps at the reserve last night yielded 16 moths of 7 species. The star of the show was Figure of Eight, a new moth for the reserve list (and for me) and the 400th species of moth I’ve trapped at the reserve this year. 1 Eudonia angustea, 5 Feathered Thorn, 4 November Moth agg, 1 Red-line Quaker, 3 Brick, 1 December Moth and 1 Figure of Eight (Diloba caeruleocephala) **
** denotes a new moth for the reserve list.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 3 Nov 2018. 14 Moths of 8 species from the reserve last night. Star of the show was the beautiful Merveille du Jour which is new for the reserve list. 4 November Moth agg, 1 Chestnut, 1 Yellow-line Quaker, 3 Feathered Thorn, 1 Merveille du Jour (Griposia aprilina, previously Dichonia aprilina) **, 2 December Moth, 1 Brick and 1 Large Yellow Underwing.
** denotes a new moth for the reserve list.

Oct 13th - Oct 31st 2018
Kingfisher (13th – 15th , 17th , 19th – 22nd , 28th & 31st Oct, 2 on 18th Oct), Buzzard (2 on 13th & 22nd – 23rd Oct, 1 on 18th & 27th Oct, 3 on 28th Oct), Red Kite (13th & 28th Oct, 2 on 20th Oct, 4 on 30th Oct), Egyptian Goose (4 on 14th Oct, 2 on 15th , 18th & 23rd Oct), Green Sandpiper (14th , 19th – 20th , 23rd , 28th & 31st Oct, 3 on 15th Oct, 5 on 16th Oct, 6 on 17th Oct, 4-5 on 18th Oct, 2 on 21st – 22nd Oct), Teal (50+ on 14th Oct, 55+ on 17th Oct, 18th & 20th Oct, 30+ on 19th Oct, 20 on 21st Oct, 30 on 22nd Oct, 4 on 24th Oct, 43 on 26th Oct, 14 on 27th Oct, 38 on 28th Oct), Jay (4+ on 14th Oct, 20th & 27th Oct), Redwing (2+ on 14th Oct, 8 on 21st & 30th Oct, 23rd Oct, 17+ on 28th Oct), Little Grebe (5 on 14th , 22nd , 26th & 28th Oct, 6+ 1 juv on 15th Oct, 7 on 27th Oct), Wigeon (3 on 15th Oct, 5 on 30th Oct, 14 on 31st Oct), Grey Wagtail (2 on 15th & 18th Oct, 1 on 17th & 27th Oct), Little Egret (15th – 16th & 22nd Oct), Barnacle Goose (15th & 23rd Oct), Water Rail (15th , 17th – 19th , 22nd , 24th & 26th – 28th Oct, 3 on 20th Oct, 2 on 21st Oct), Lapwing (6 on 17th Oct, 2 on 18th – 20th Oct, 4 on 21st Oct, 8 on 25th Oct), Snipe (18th Oct), Grey Heron (3 on 18th & 20th Oct, 2 on 28th Oct), Ring-necked Parakeet (18th Oct), Shoveler (2 on 18th Oct, 10 on 26th Oct, 2 pairs on 27th Oct), Blackcap (2m on 20th Oct), Stock Dove (20th Oct), Moorhen (5+ on 20th Oct), Magpie (20th & 27th – 28th Oct), Pheasant (20th & 24th Oct), Robin (20th , 25th & 27th – 28th Oct), Rook (3 on 21st Oct, 28th Oct), Raven (1 over on 22nd Oct, 2 over on 26th Oct), Sparrowhawk (22nd & 27th Oct), Greenfinch (23rd Oct), Goldfinch (23rd Oct), Siskin (5 on 27th Oct, 20 on 30th Oct), Mallard (23 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Wren (27th – 28th Oct), Great Tit (10+ on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Blue Tit (5+ on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Coot (4 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Moorhen (5 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Tufted Duck (1 on 27th Oct), Chaffinch (2 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Black-headed Gull (1 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Treecreeper (27th Oct), Green Woodpecker (Heard on 27th Oct), Cormorant (27th Oct), Woodpigeon (7 on 27th Oct, 28th Oct), Greylag Goose (26th Oct), Canada Goose (28th Oct), Mute Swan (28th Oct), Great Crested Grebe (28th Oct), Long-tailed Tit (28th Oct), Blackbird (28th Oct), Kestrel (m on 30th Oct) and Chiffchaff (31st Oct).

Squirrel (2 on 13th Oct, 4 on 20th Oct, 21st Oct, 6 on 27th Oct, 7 on 28th Oct), Fox (14th, 18th, 21st & 27th – 28th Oct), Bank Vole (20th Oct), Rabbit (20th Oct), Brown Rat (27th Oct) and Mole Hill (28th Oct).

Speckled Wood (13th & 16th Oct), Red Admiral (13th, 18th & 23rd Oct) and Peacock (18th Oct). Common Darter (c20 pairs on 13th Oct, 16th , 18th & 25th Oct, 6+ on 21st Oct, 5 on 31st Oct), Hawker sp (18th Oct) and Migrant Hawker (21st Oct). Hairy Shieldbug (2 on 16th Oct, 18th Oct), Parent Bug (18th Oct), Common Green Shieldbug (18th Oct), Hoverfly sp (various on 18th Oct), Ivy Bee (3+ on 22nd Oct), Noon Fly (22nd Oct) and Common Carder Bee (25th Oct).

American Signal Crayfish (20th Oct).

Oct 1st – Oct 12th 2018
Snipe (1st & 3rd – 4th Oct), Green Sandpiper (1st & 6th Oct, 3 on 3rd , 5th & 9th – 12th Oct, 4 on 4th Oct, 2 on 8th Oct), Little Egret (1st & 4th – 5th Oct, 2 on 7th Oct, 3 on 8th Oct, 8 on 9th & 11th Oct, 6 on 10th Oct, 4 on 12th Oct), Kingfisher (2 on 1st & 9th Oct, 1 on 3rd , 7th – 8th & 10th – 12th Oct), Teal (20 on 1st & 10th Oct, 25 on 3rd Oct, 52 on 12th Oct), Coal Tit (3rd Oct), Water Rail (4th – 5th Oct), Mallard (38 on 6th Oct), Blackbird (6th Oct), Lapwing (4 on 6th Oct), Grey Heron (6th Oct, 3 on 7th Oct, 5 on 12th Oct), Shoveler (8 on 7th Oct), Little Grebe (2 adults & 1 juv on 7th & 12th Oct), Great Spotted Woodpecker (7th Oct), Grey Wagtail (7th , 9th – 10th & 12th Oct), Jay (7th & 11th Oct), Redwing (8th Oct), Mistle Thrush (8th Oct), Sparrowhawk (2 on 9th Oct), Great White Egret (11th Oct), Green Woodpecker (11th Oct), Robin (12th Oct), Moorhen (5 on 12th Oct), Great Tit (12th Oct), Woodpigeon (12th Oct), Black-headed Gull (12th Oct) and Red Kite (12th Oct).

Small Copper (1st & 9th Oct), Green-veined White (2 on 1st Oct) and Red Admiral (9th – 11th Oct). Hornet (7th Oct), Ruby-tailed Jewel Wasp (7th Oct), Harlequin Bug (Tens on 7th Oct) and Black Millipede (4 in Nest Box 3 on 10th Oct).

Muntjac (male on 3rd Oct), Harvest Mouse (4 babies on 4th Oct in Rotunda Meadow), Squirrel (6th Oct, 3 on 7th Oct, 4 on 11th Oct, 6 on 12th Oct), Fox (6th – 8th Oct), Rabbit (7th Oct, 2 on 11th Oct), Common Shrew (10th Oct) and Deer sp (not confirmed) (not Muntjac on 12th Oct).

Chicken of the Woods (tbc) (6th Oct).

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 12 Oct 2018. There were enormous numbers of insects in the traps this morning including hornets, wasps, beetles, bugs and flies. The numbers were well into the thousands and I’ll try to identify some of the more distinctive ones if I have time. On the moth front, there were 40 individuals recorded representing 26 species. 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Light Brown Apple Moth, 2 November Moth, 1 Yellow Line Quaker, 2 Barred Sallow, 2 Emmelina monodactyla, 1 Feathered Thorn, 9 Beaded Chestnut, 2 Carcina quercana, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Chestnut, 1 Endotricha flammealis, 2 Mother of Pearl, 1 Acleris emargana, 2 Hypsopygia costalis, 1 Snout, 1 Green-Brindled Crescent, 1 Red-Barred Tortrix, 1 Rosy Rustic, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Eudonia angustea, 1 Sallow, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 1 Pinion-streaked Snout and 1 Gypsonoma dealbana.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 8 Oct 2018. Another typical autumn moth haul from the reserve last night with 34 moths of 18 species.2 Sallow,2 Snout , 2 Mallow,
1 Willow Beauty, 10 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Carcina quercana, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 1 Chestnut, 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Black Rustic, 1 Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing, 1 Square-Spot Rustic, 2 Eudonia angustea, 2 Lunar Underwing, 2 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Garden Rose Tortrix, 1 Feathered Thorn and 1 Mother of Pearl.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 5 Oct 2018. A typical autumn haul from the traps at the reserve last night, with 29 moths of 19 species being recorded. The highlight of the catch wasn’t a moth, but this rather nice Migrant Hawker. 1 Straw Dot, 2 Eudonia angustea, 1 Chestnut, 1 Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Sallow, 1 Lunar Underwing, 1 Brachmia blandella, 2 Garden Rose Tortrix, 5 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Snout, 1 Pinion-streaked Snout, 2 Light Brown Apple Moth, 1 Silver Y, 1 Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix, 1 Hypsopygia costalis, 1 Pink-Barred Sallow, 1 Turnip Moth, 1 Beaded Chestnut and 1 Rhomboid Tortrix.

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 2 Oct 2018. A milder night and an increase in the moth catch from the reserve last night. A total of 70 moths of 28 species were recorded. Box Tree Moth was new for the reserve list, but fled the scene before I could get a photo. 2 Light Emerald, 17 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix, 7 Lunar Underwing, 12 Snout, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Brick, 1 Cydalima perspectalis - Box-tree Moth (Micro) **, 3 Acleris emargana, 1 Hypsopygia costalis, 1 Copper Underwing, 1 Broad-Bordered Yellow Underwing, 1 Tinea semifulvella, 2 Light Brown Apple Moth, 1 Turnip Moth, 3 Black Rustic, 2 Square-Spot Rustic, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 1 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Brimstone, 1 Mallow, 1 Straw Dot, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Pinion-streaked Snout, 1 Brachmia blandella, 1 Monopis obviella, 1 Epinotia tenerara and 1 Epinotia nisella.
** denotes a new moth for the reserve list.

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