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Birds, Moths & Other Wildlife sightings for 2018 Qtr 4 up to 12 Oct (October 16, 2018, 05:38:10 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), Pintail (Not Yet recorded in 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 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 2018), Bullfinch (6th Jan 2018), Hawfinch (21st Mar 2018) and Reed Bunting (1st Jan 2018).

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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