Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday May 6th to Thursday May 26th

Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is now back from the printers. Please see the attached for how you can order a full colour, glossy, A4 hardcopy.




Archie Kerr's BioBlitz Blog

Young Archie Kerr has written this excellent blog of his adventures at our Spring BioBlitz. Well done Archie!


Bird Ringing Recoveries

During the Spring BioBlitz bird ringing, Roger Dickey (and helpers) trapped 3 birds that had been previously caught and ringed. We have recently heard back from the BTO and the details for the 3 are:

Reed Warbler - Y932855
Ringed at Icklesham, East Sussex on 28-Aug-2012 as a juvenile by Rye Bay Ringing Group, 1341 days previously, 105 km away. Processed by Roger Dickey on 30th April.
    
Great Tit - R201449   
Ringed at Tice’s Meadow on 20-Oct-2012 as an adult by T J Chinn, 1288 days previously. Processed by Mark Cutts on 30th April.
   
Blue Tit - R201455
Ringed at Tice’s Meadow on 20-Oct-2012 as a juvenile by T J Chinn, 1289 days previously. Processed by Laura Robertson on 1st May.


One of the birds ringed by Roger (and helpers) during the Spring BioBlitz has subsequently been found dead. The finder ID'd it as a Blue Tit but it was actually a Great Tit, and thankfully noticed the ring and contacted the BTO with the details:
    
Great Tit - Z561618 
Ringed at Tice’s Meadow on 30 Apr 2016 as a second year bird by Mark Cutts. 
Found dead by Hazel Mears, 52 Morland Road, Aldershot, Hampshire , GU11 3SF (385m away), 15 days later on 15 May.




Note: Sightings of breeding protected and/or sensitive species will not be reported during breeding season.

Friday May 6th

Graham King reported 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin and 2 Greenshank this morning.

In addition, Jon Jordan reported a Red Kite and a Spotted Flycatcher in the big willows by the main entrance today.

Spotted Flycatcher is the 126th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 8th recorded sighting of Spotted Flycatcher on site.


Saturday May 7th

Dave Baker reported 2 Greenshank and a Hobby this morning.

(c) Graham King - Greenshank


Sunday May 8th

John Hunt reported a Greenshank and a Stonechat this morning.

Richard Seargent reported at least 60 House Sparrow - a new site record count.

Richard also reported that at least one pair of Garden Warbler are breeding on site.

Grim Styles found a new species for Tice's Meadow today: Three-cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum), growing by the stream on the island. This is the 996th species recorded at Tice's Meadow

(c) John Hunt - Greenshank
(c) John Hunt - Greenshank
(c) Richard Seargent - Garden Warbler
(c) Richard Seargent - House Sparrow
(c) Grim Styles - Three-cornered Leek


Monday May 9th

Graham King reported 6 Common Sandpiper, a Lapwing, a Pochard and a Buzzard today.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 2 Garden Warbler and a Nuthatch today.

In addition, Andy Little reported 2 Greenshank today.


Tuesday May 10th

Allan Goddard reported 2 Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank and an Oystercatcher this afternoon.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 2 Arctic Tern this afternoon.

In addition, Kevin Duncan reported a Red-legged Partridge and 2 Black Tern this evening.

Oystercatcher is the 127th species recorded on site this year.

Arctic Tern is the 128th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 14th recorded sighting of Arctic Tern on site.

Black Tern is the 129th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 5th recorded sighting of Black Tern on site.


Wednesday May 11th

Kevin Duncan reported a Black Tern this morning.

In addition, Dave Baker reported a Common Sandpiper, a Dunlin and a Teal this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported a Lapwing, a Raven, a Buzzard and a Red Kite today.

(c) John Hunt - Black Tern
(c) John Hunt - Green Woodpecker
(c) Dave Carlsson - Black Tern
(c) Dave Carlsson - Black Tern


Thursday May 12th

Dave Baker reported a Black Tern this morning.

In addition, Graham King reported 2 Common Sandpiper and a Yellowhammer today.

In addition, Andy Little reported 12 Great Crested Grebe today.

(c) Dave Baker - Brimstone Egg


Friday May 13th

Murray Nurse reported a Greenshank this afternoon.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 12 Great Crested Grebe this afternoon..

In addition, Andy Little reported 2 Greylag Goose and 4 Egyptian Goose today.


Saturday May 14th

Dave Baker reported a Reed Warbler this morning.

In addition, Ed Stubbs reported a Nightingale, a Garden Warbler and 15 Common Tern today.

Colin Taylor reported a Bank Vole in the undergrowth by the Badshot Lea Road entrance today.

In support of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust's 2016 Stag Beetle Appeal, the Tice's Meadow Volunteers met on site and built a stumpery this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Common Frog
(c) John Hunt - Unknown Leech Species
(c) John Hunt - Stumpery
(c) Phil Hughes - Volunteers Building Stumpery
(c) Phil Hughes - Volunteers Building Stumpery
(c) Phil Hughes - Volunteers Building Stumpery
(c) Phil Hughes - Volunteers Building Stumpery


Sunday May 15th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper this morning.

In addition, Andy Little reported 2 Pochard today.

(c) John Hunt - Reed Bunting
(c) John Hunt - Reed Bunting


Monday May 16th

Graham King reported a drake Garganey this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported a Lapwing and 12 Great Crested Grebe today.

Garganey is the 130th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 5th recorded sighting of Garganey on site.

(c) Phil Hughes - Garganey
(c) Phil Hughes - Garganey


Tuesday May 17th

Dave Carlsson reported a drake Garganey this morning.

In addition, Allan Goddard reported a Little Egret today.

In addition, Graham King reported a Lapwing today.

In addition, Grim Styles reported a Nightingale today.

(c) Dave Carlsson - Garganey
(c) Dave Carlsson - Garganey
(c) Dave Carlsson - Reed Warbler


Wednesday May 18th

Kevin Duncan reported a drake Garganey this morning.


Thursday May 19th

John Hunt reported a drake Garganey this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Roe Deer
(c) Dave Carlsson - Garganey
(c) Dave Carlsson - Garganey
(c) Dave Carlsson - Garganey


Friday May 20th

Graham King reported a drake Garganey this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 4 Snipe and 2 Lapwing today.

(c) Graham King - Roe Deer


Saturday May 21st

Dave Baker reported a drake Garganey this morning.

In addition, Graham King reported 200+ Swift today.


Sunday May 22nd

Kevin Duncan reported a drake Garganey this morning.

In addition, John Hunt reported 2 Little Egret this morning.

In addition, Neil Bew reported 4 Gadwall, 14 Common Tern, 40 Sand Martin and 200 Swift today.

(c) Kevin Duncan - Dark Bush Cricket, Nymph Stage
(c) John Hunt - Fox
(c) John Hunt - Garganey
(c) Kev Campbell - Red Kite
(c) Kev Campbell - Sparrowhawk


Monday May 23rd

Kevin Duncan reported a drake Garganey this morning.

(c) Kevin Duncan - Blood-vein Moth

Tuesday May 24th

Mark Elsoffer reported 6 Gadwall, 6 Mute Swan, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Common Tern and 250 Swift this morning.

Mark reported that 2 broods of Canada Geese were present, one of 4 and one of 5.

Mark also reported that a brood of 4 Egyptian Geese was also present.


Wednesday May 25th

Lyndsay and Alex Rowland reported 3 Grass Snakes, lots of Slow Worms and a juvenile newt (either Smoot or Palmate).

(c) Lyndsay & Alex Rowland - Juvenile Newt
(c) Lyndsay & Alex Rowland - Juvenile Newt
(c) Lyndsay & Alex Rowland - Grass Snakes
(c) Lyndsay & Alex Rowland - Grass Snake


Thursday May 26th

No reports.


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