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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2018 Qtr 3 up to 13 Jul (July 18, 2018, 03:16:01 AM) quote  
2018 Bird List - first reported date.
Great Crested Grebe (16th Jan 2018), Little Grebe (8th Jan 2018), Cormorant (6th Jan 2018), Grey Heron (1st Jan 2018), Little Egret (25th Jan 2018), Great White Egret (Not Yet recorded in 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), Pintail (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Teal (3rd Jan 2018), Gadwall (1st Jan 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 2018), Song Thrush (10th Feb 2018), Redwing (1st Jan 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 (Not Yet recorded in 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 (Not Yet recorded in 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 (Not Yet recorded in 2018), Goldfinch (6th Jan 2018), Siskin (4th Jan 2018), Bullfinch (6th Jan 2018), Hawfinch (21st Mar 2018) and Reed Bunting (1st Jan 2018).

Jul 1st Jul 13th 2018
Oystercatcher (2 on 1st 2nd & 8th Jul), Little Egret (6 on 1st Jul, 8 on 2nd & 8th Jul, 2 on 6th Jul, 5 on 7th Jul, 9th & 11th -12th Jul), Little Grebe (2 adults, 5 immature and 2 smaller immature on 1st Jul, Adult+2y on 6th Jul, with 3y+2y on 8th Jul, 9th Jul, 2 pairs with 3y & 2y on 10th Jul, 3y on 11th Jul), Mute Swan (2 on 1st Jul), Teal (4 on 1st Jul, 2m&4f on 8th Jul, 10 on 10th Jul, 25 on 11th Jul, 20 on 13th Jul), Grey Wagtail (1st & 10th Jul, 2 on 8th Jul, 3 on 11th Jul), Swallow (1st Jul), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1st & 12th Jul, Adult and 1 juv on 9th Jul), Blackcap (1st Jul), Great Crested Grebe (Pair with 2 young on 1st , 4th & 6th Jul), Pochard (with 8y on 1st Jul, with 2y & 5y on 4th Jul, with 2y on 6th & 8th Jul, with 7y on 8th Jul), Tufted Duck (with 3y on 1st Jul, with 6y on 3rd & 6th Jul, 6y&3y on 4th Jul, 9y+4y+3y+3y+2y on 6th Jul, with 11y+3y+3y on 8th Jul, with 9y on 12th Jul), Robin (young bird on 1st Jul), Song Thrush (1st Jul), Common Tern (at least 4 broods with at least 6 young on 1st Jul, 10 adults with 6+ young on 4th Jul, 8+ and 6+ young on 6th Jul, 3 chicks on 9th Jul, 15 adults on 13th Jul), Kingfisher (2nd , 8th 9th & 13th Jul, m on 6th Jul), Gadwall (with 8y on 4th Jul, 40 on 7th Jul, 67 and 8y on 8th Jul, 108 on 13th Jul), Green Sandpiper (6th 7th , 9th & 11th -13th Jul), Shoveler (6 on 8th Jul, 8 on 11th Jul), Tawny Owl (Feather on 8th Jul), Wren (in nest box L on 9th Jul), Lapwing (10th Jul, 9 on 11th Jul, 4 on 12th Jul, 7 on 13th Jul), Reed Bunting (11th Jul) and Cormorant (12th Jul).

Muntjac (1st Jul), Rabbit (3 on 1st Jul), Squirrel (1st Jul), Deer (Not Muntjac 3rd Jul), Fox (4th Jul) and Bat (4th Jul).

Grass Snake (4th & 13th Jul).

Large White (1st & 10th Jul), Ringlet (1st Jul), Small White (1st & 10th Jul), Meadow Brown (1st & 10th Jul), Comma (1st & 10th Jul), Green-veined White (1st & 10th Jul), Marbled White (2nd Jul), Small Skipper (3rd Jul), Gatekeeper (4th & 10th Jul), Essex Skipper (4+ on 4th Jul), Purple Hairstreak (6th & 9th Jul), Red Admiral (10th Jul), Speckled Wood (10th Jul) and Purple Emperor (11th Jul). Brown Hawker (1st -2nd Jul), Southern Hawker (f on 2nd Jul), Ruddy Darter (2m on 2nd Jul, 10th Jul), Common Darter (m on 2nd Jul), Four-spotted Chaser (2nd & 4th Jul), Broad-bodied Chaser (2 on 2nd Jul, 3rd Jul), Black-tailed Skimmer (2nd Jul, 10+ on 9th Jul) and Banded Demoiselle (4th Jul). Rouselles Bush Cricket (3rd Jul).

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 13 Jul 2018. A bumper moth haul from the reserve last night totalled a round 600 moths of 97 species of which 4 were new to the reserve list. 4 Nut-Tree Tussock, 4 Snout, 165 Mother of Pearl, 2 Carcina quercana, 3 Swallow-tailed Moth, 45 Dingy Footman, 2 Pale Prominent, 13 Clouded Border, 3 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 2 Swallow Prominent, 7 Pebble Hook-tip, 1 Tree Lichen Beauty, 2 Blood-vein, 4 Buff Ermine, 1 Buff-tip, 7 Riband Wave, 1 Scorched Carpet, 8 Chrysoteuchia culmella, 1 Yellow-tail, 5 Endotricha flammealis, 2 Small Fan-footed Wave, 32 Agriphila straminella, 1 Dusky Thorn, 20 Scoparia ambigualis, 1 Udea prunalis, 2 Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix, 5 Gypsonoma sociana, 3 Diamond-back Moth, 2 Common Carpet, 1 Common Wave, 3 Blastobasis adustella, 5 Eudonia mercurella, 6 Lyonetia clerkella, 2 Celypha lacunana, 3 Argyresthia goedartella, 1 Orthopygia glaucinalis, 2 Notocelia trimaculana, 2 Spectacle, 3 Pebble Prominent, 1 Herald, 4 Dark Arches, 1 Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 3 Eudonia lacustrata, 4 Poplar Hawkmoth, 8 Mottled Rustic, 3 Common Rustic agg., 1 Cydia splendana, 4 Red-Barred Tortrix, 2 Iron Prominent, 1 Bright-line Brown-eye, 1 Chocolate-tip, 6 Small Magpie, 4 Dun-bar, 5 Least Carpet, 1 Eucosma Cana, 1 Dagger agg., 1 Blastobasis lacticolella, 9 Phyllocnistis xenia, 2 Paraswmmerdamia nebulella, 2 Smoky Wainscot, 1 Lime-speck Pug, 3 Small Rivulet, 2 Rustic, 8 Uncertain, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 September Thorn, 2 Single-Dotted Wave, 1 Ruby Tiger, 92 Water Veneer, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 6 Crassa unitella, 5 Heart and Dart, 2 Buff Footman, 1 Ringed China-mark, 1 Swallow Kitten, 1 Small Seraphim, 1 Fan-foot, 1 Ypsolopha scabrella, 10 Cameraria ohridella, 2 Flame, 1 Double Square-spot, 1 Willow Beauty, 1 Double Lobed, 1 Stenoptilia pterodactyla, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Acleris emergana, 1 Agapeta hamana, 1 Cochylis atricapitana - Black-headed Conch **, 2 Coptotriche marginea (previously Emmetia marginea) - Bordered Carl **, 1 Argyresthia bonnetella - Hawthorn Argent **, 2 Eucosma obumbratana, 1 Pammene regiana, 1 Rhopobota naevana, 1 Apotomis betuletana, 1 Bucculatrix nigricomella - Daisy Bent-wing ** and 1 Large Emerald.
** denotes a new moth for the reserve list

Simon Buckingham ran traps at the reserve on 10 Jul 2018. A productive session last night at the reserve produced 347 moths of 82 species, 5 of which were new to the reserve list. 13 Clouded Border, 7 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 6 Pebble Hook-tip, 6 Riband Wave, 3 Common Footman, 2 Eudonia lacustrata, 1 Dusky Thorn, 2 Notocelia trimaculana, 30 Scoparia ambigualis, 5 Dingy Footman, 4 Bright-line Brown-eye, 1 Garden Rose Tortrix, 13 Agriphila straminella, 13 Dun-bar, 5 Small Magpie, 2 Black Arches, 30 Mother of Pearl, 6 Rustic, 25 Uncertain, 3 Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Dingy Shell, 22 Red-Barred Tortrix, 7 Argyresthia goedartella, 4 Least Carpet, 7 Buff Ermine, 5 Heart and Dart, 6 Diamond-back Moth, 3 Buff Footman, 3 Smoky Wainscot, 1 Calamotropha paludella, 1 Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix, 11 Small Fan-footed Wave, 3 Endotricha flammealis, 1 Common White Wave, 5 Tree-Lichen Beauty, 3 Common Rustic agg. 2 Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix, 1 Olive, 1 Poplar Grey, 1 September Thorn, 6 Eudonia mercurella, 2 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Scorched Carpet, 3 Mottled Rustic, 5 Double Square-spot, 4 Flame Shoulder, 1 Sallow Kitten, 1 Anania coronata, 2 Flame, 2 Dingy Shears, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Turnip Moth, 2 Scarce Footman, 2 Dark Arches, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Ruby Tiger, 3 Single-dotted Wave, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Water Veneer, 2 Small China-mark, 4 Agonopterix alstroemeriana, 1 Crambus pascuella, 5 Crassa unitella, 1 Cydia splendana, 1 Nut-Tree Tussock, 3 Pebble Prominent, 1 Eucosma cana, 1 Snout, 1 Swallow-tail Moth, 2 Double-striped Pug, 1 Carcina quercana, 1 Acleris emargana, 1 Bird Cherry Ermine, 2 Epinotia tenerana, 1 Phyllonorycter geniculella (=Eriocrania chrysolepidella) - Small Hazel Purple **, 1 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella - Red Birch Midget **, 1 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Phyllonorycter rajella - Common Alder Midget **, 2 Lyonetia clerkella, 1 Spilonota ocellana - Bud Moth **, 1 Blastodacna hellerella - Hawthorn Cosmet ** and 1 Cameraria ohridella.
** denotes a new moth for the reserve list

On 9th Jul 2018, Sharon Monahan recorded Pammene aurana=Cydia aurana - Orange-spot Piercer. New to the ML Species List.



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