Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Monday July 20th to Monday July 27th

Late News

Steve Minhinnick took the following photos on July 16th:

(c) Steve Minhinnick, Small Skipper Butterfly
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Small Skipper Butterfly
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Common Blue Damselfly
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Gatekeeper Butterfly
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Harlequin Ladybird Pupae
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Harlequin Ladybird Larvae
(c) Steve Minhinnick, 7 Spot Ladybird

Grim Styles took the following photo on July 18th:

(c) Grim Styles, Water Plantain & Fool's Watercress

Steve Minhinnick took the following photos on July 19th:

(c) Steve Minhinnick, Meadow Grasshopper
(c) Steve Minhinnick, Ichneumon Wasp

Monday July 20th

Richard Horton reported 4 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 35 Lapwing, 5 Greylag Geese, 10 Egyptian Geese and a Sparrowhawk present this morning.

Kevin Duncan reported that the Turnstone and 3 Common Sandpiper were still present at 17:00.

Phil Hughes reported 3 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 2 Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper present this evening.

NB: The Turnstone is only the 7th recorded on site and a new bird species for 2015.

Kevin Duncan also found and identified 2 new moth species for the site: Small Magpie (Anania hortulata) & Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata).

(c) Kevin Duncan, Small Magpie Moth

Tuesday July 21st

No reports.

Wednesday July 22nd

John Hunt reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Greylag Geese, 5 Egyptian Geese, a Buzzard and a Kestrel first thing this morning.

(c) John Hunt, Common Blue Butterfly
(c) John Hunt, Ringlet Butterfly
(c) John Hunt, Roe Deer
(c) John Hunt, Slow Worm
(c) John Hunt, Peacock Butterfly

Thursday July 23rd

Kevin Duncan reported 4 Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 48 Lapwing, a Teal and an early Common Gull this evening.

Kevin also found and identified 2 new moth species for the site: Bramble Shoot (Notocelia uddmanniana) and Hook-marked Straw (Agapeta hamana).

(c) Kevin Duncan, Rush Veneer Moth
(c) Kevin Duncan, Hook-marked Straw Moth

Friday July 24th

Richard Horton reported 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 35 Lapwing and 9 Greylag Geese today.

Saturday July 25th

Richard Seargent reported 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, 8 Greylag Geese and 20+ Lapwing present this morning.

Butterflies: plenty of Gatekeepers, Small White, Large White, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Small Skipper and the odd Peacock.

Odonata: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Blue Damselfly and Banded Demoiselle.

(c) Richard Seargent, River Blackwater After Yesterday's Torrential Rain

Sunday July 26th

Richard Seargent reported 3 Green Sandpipers and a juvenile Stonechat this afternoon.

(c) Richard Seargent, Large White Butterfly

Monday July 27th

Graham King reported 2 Green Sandpiper and a Turnstone present today (via SurreyBirders).

NB: The Turnstone is the 8th site record.

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