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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2017 Qtr 4 up to 31 Oct (November 11, 2017, 04:19:39 PM) 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), Great White Egret (5th Nov 2017 – First record for the Reserve), 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 (not confirmed) (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).

Nov 1st – Nov 15th 2017
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Common Sandpiper (5th Nov) and Great White Egret (a first for the reserve) (5th Nov).

Oct 14th – Oct 31st 2017
Kingfisher (14th – 17th , 20th – 24th , 26th & 29th-30th Oct, 2 on 25th Oct), Great Spotted Woodpecker (14th Oct), Jay (3 on 14th Oct, 22nd Oct), Black-headed Gull (110+ on Marsh Lake on 14th Oct, 123 on 28th Oct), Canada Goose (60 on Lynsters field on 14th Oct), Egyptian Goose (4 flying over on 14th Oct, 10 on Lynsters on 16th Oct, 6 on 22nd Oct, 8 on 23rd Oct, 12 on 25th Oct, 16 on 26th Oct, 5 on 27th Oct, 11 on 28th Oct, 3 on 29th Oct), Teal (2 on 14th Oct, 4 on 15th & 22nd Oct, 8 on 16th Oct, 17th Oct, 7 on 23rd Oct, 20 on 25th Oct, 31 on 27th Oct, 16 on 30th Oct), Shoveler (10+ on 14th Oct, 17th Oct, 16 on 22nd & 29th Oct, 25th Oct, 10 on 26th Oct), Gadwall (7 on 14th Oct, 17th Oct, 31 on 22nd Oct, 25th Oct, 4 on 26th Oct, 22 on 28th Oct), Mallard (28 on 14th Oct, 22nd Oct), Grey Heron (2 on 14th Oct, 22nd Oct), Red Kite (14th , 22nd & 26th Oct, 3 on 17th Oct), Mute Swan (1 juv on 14th & 22nd Oct), Jackdaw (2 on 14th Oct), Moorhen (2 on 14th Oct, 4 on 26th Oct), Coot (14th Oct), Little Grebe (14th , 17th & 25th -26th Oct,), Little Egret (14th Oct), Green Woodpecker (14th & 26th Oct), Cettis Warbler (14th , 16th -17th , 20th , 25th & 30th Oct), Robin (14th Oct), Blue Tit (14th Oct), Wren (14th & 25th Oct), Water Rail (15th – 16th , 25th & 28th – 30th Oct), Red-crested Pochard (3m+1f on Lynsters on 15th Oct), Redwing (3 on 15th Oct, 1 on 28th Oct), Barnacle Goose (16th & 25th Oct), Common Gull (16th Oct), Buzzard (2 on 17th Oct), Sparrowhawk (17th , 22nd & 25th Oct), Siskin (5-6 on 17th Oct, 2 on 20th Oct), Goldfinch (20th Oct), Pochard (21st & 25th Oct), Wigeon (3 on 22nd Oct, 2 on 23rd & 27th Oct, 4 on 26th Oct, 1 on 28th Oct, 2m&2f on 29th Oct), Coal Tit (22nd , 27th & 29th – 30th Oct), Pheasant (22nd Oct), Blackcap (m on 22nd Oct, 28th Oct), Green Sandpiper (25th , 28th & 30th Oct), Grey Wagtail (25th Oct), Ring-necked Parakeet (25th Oct), Blackbird (25th Oct), Bullfinch (f on 27th Oct), Lapwing (11 on 29th Oct) and Goldcrest (29th Oct).

Red Admiral (2 on 14th & 22nd Oct, 17th & 20th Oct, 2 on 25th & 30th Oct), Small White (14th & 20th Oct), Small Copper (16th Oct), Comma (20th & 22nd Oct, 2 on 25th Oct), Speckled Wood (25th Oct) and Small Tortoiseshell (25th Oct).
Moth and Bat Night (14th Oct) recorded 22 moths and 17 different species of moth.
Barred Sallow (3 on 14th Oct), Brick (2 on 14th Oct), Red-Green Carpet (2 on 14th Oct), Common Marbled Carpet (2 on 14th Oct), Lesser Yellow Underwing (2 on 14th Oct), Large Yellow Underwing (14th Oct), Light Emerald (14th Oct), Setaceous Hebrew Character (14th Oct), Feathered Thorn (14th Oct), Sallow (14th Oct), Brimstone (14th Oct), Square-spot Rustic (14th Oct) and November Moth (14th Oct). And micro moths… Light Brown Apple (14th Oct), Acleris sparsans (tbc) (14th Oct) and Lactobasis lacticolella (tbc) (14th Oct).

Southern Hawker (15th Oct), Common Darter (ovipositing 15th Oct, m&f on 16th Oct, 4m&1f on 20th Oct, 6+ on 22nd Oct, 1 on 25th Oct) and Migrant Hawker (m on 20th Oct). Parent Bug (17th Oct).

Rabbit (2 on 14th Oct) and Domestic Cat (14th Oct).
Moth and Bat Night (14th Oct) recorded 5 different species of bat. Daubentons (14th Oct), Common Pipistrelle (14th Oct), Soprano Pipistrelle (14th Oct), Nathusius Pipistrelle (14th Oct) and Noctule (14th Oct).

Oct 1st – Oct 13th 2017
Green Sandpiper (2 on 2nd Oct, 1 on 6th & 11th Oct), Egyptian Goose (10+ on Lynsters on 3rd Oct, 4 on 4th Oct, 1 on 6th Oct), Cettis Warbler (3rd , 8th – 9th & 11th – 13th Oct), Tawny Owl (Pair calling from new Owl Box near the Paddocks 10pm on 3rd Oct), Kingfisher (4th – 6th , 8th - 9th , 11th & 13th Oct), Teal (5 on 4th Oct, 2 on 5th Oct, 6 on 6th Oct, 4 on 8th Oct, 7 on 9th Oct, 9 on 13th Oct), Shoveler (15 on 4th Oct, 5 on 5th Oct, 4 on 8th Oct, 6 on 13th Oct), Gadwall (8 on 4th Oct, 5 on 5th Oct, 8th Oct), Goldcrest (4th & 8th Oct, 3 on 12th Oct), Little Grebe (5th & 13th Oct), Red Kite (3 on 5th Oct, 1 on 13th Oct), Sparrowhawk (m on 5th Oct), Barnacle Goose (6th & 9th Oct), Wigeon (6th Oct), Pochard (8th Oct), Ring-necked Parakeet (8 on 8th Oct), Snipe (9th Oct), Buzzard (9th , 11th & 13th Oct), Little Egret (9th Oct), Siskin (2 on 11th Oct), Common Gull (11th Oct), Treecreeper (12th Oct), Grey Heron (13th Oct), Mute Swan (13th Oct), Green Woodpecker (13th Oct), Red-crested Pochard (Pair on 13th Oct) and Grey Wagtail (13th Oct).

Cowslips (Flowering on 1st Oct).

Large White (1st & 12th Oct), Red Admiral (2nd , 6th , 8th & 12th Oct, 4 on 3rd Oct, 5 on 5th Oct), Peacock (2nd Oct), Comma (3rd , 5th & 12th Oct, 3 on 6th Oct), Speckled Wood (5th Oct), Small White (6th Oct) and Small Copper (8th Oct). Common Darter (3 on 3rd Oct, 7 on 5th Oct, 1 on 6th & 12th Oct), Migrant Hawker (3 on 5th Oct) and Common Blue Damselfly (6th Oct). Marmalade Hoverfly (4th Oct), Noon Fly (4th Oct), Parent Bug (2 on 5th Oct), Hornet (6th & 8th Oct) and Orange Ladybird (10th Oct).

On 7th Oct, Simon Buckingham ran two Moth traps at the reserve which yielded just eight moths of eight species including The Brick. Monopis crocicapitella was new for the reserve list.

Muntjac (3rd & 13th Oct), Harvest Mouse (2 empty breeding nests on edge of reedbed on 5th Oct), Fox (5th Oct), Nathusius Bat (8th Oct), Noctule Bat (8th Oct), Soprano Pipistrelle Bat (more than 1 on 8th Oct) and Field Vole (2 on 10th Oct).


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