Thursday, 7 July 2016

Friday June 24th to Wednesday July 6th

Annual Report

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Friday June 24th

Richard Horton reported 2 Green Sandpiper and 3 Redshank today.

Saturday June 25th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, a Ringed Plover, 3 Buzzard, a Red Kite and a Hobby this afternoon.

Ringed Plover is the 131st species recorded on site this year.

Mark reported the following juvenile birds:
- c20 Starlings in a large flock with c40 adults.
- c12 Jackdaw spread throughout the Meadow.
- a Wood Pigeon in the Meadow.
- 8 Canada Goose of mixed ages in a "nursery" group.
- a brood of 4 Egyptian Goose.
- a brood of 2 Coot.
- at least 3 Common Tern chicks were visible on one of the islands

Mark also reported an Emperor Dragonfly, the first reported sighting for the year.

Sunday June 26th

Kevin Duncan reported that newly fledged Black-headed Gulls are now arriving from other breeding sites. The resident breeding birds are well behind with chicks just hatching.

Kevin Duncan reported 3 new species for Tice's Meadow:
Green Sawfly (Rhogogaster viridis)
Garden Grass-veneer Moth (Chrysoteuchia culmella)
Common Amber Snail (Succinea putris)

(c) Kevin Duncan - Common Amber Snail
(c) Kevin Duncan - Garden Grass-veneer Moth
(c) Kevin Duncan - Green Sawfly
(c) Kevin Duncan - Rose Chafer

Monday June 27th

No reports.

(c) Richard Seargent - Banded Demoiselle
(c) Richard Seargent - Broad-bodied Chaser
(c) Richard Seargent - Common Blue Damselfly
(c) Richard Seargent - Common Blue Butterfly

Tuesday June 28th

Richard Seargent lead a walk for the 5th Farnborough (Cranes) Cub pack this evening.

(c) Richard Seargent - Cubs

Wednesday June 29th

No reports.

Thursday June 30th

Richard Horton reported 2 Redshank today.

Friday July 1st

No reports.

(c) Kevin Duncan - Large Skipper

Saturday July 2nd

Murray Nurse reported Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Gatekeeper and Ringlet butterflies today.

Murray also reported briefly seeing a skimmer dragonfly, probably a Black-tailed Skimmer.

Grim Styles reported a new species for Tice's Meadow:
Witch's Thimbles - (Campanula rotundifolia)

(c) Grim Styles - Witch's Thimbles

Sunday July 3rd

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpiper this morning.

John also reported a Roe Deer with 2 fawns in the Meadow.

Kevin Duncan reported a Clouded Yellow butterfly today. A rarity for Tice's Meadow, with only 1 sighting reported last year.

Kevin Duncan reported a new specie for Tice's Meadow:
A Hoverfly (Chrysotoxum verralli)

(c) Kevin Duncan - Clouded Yellow
(c) Kevin Duncan - Common Froghopper
(c) Kevin Duncan - A Hoverfly (Chrysotoxum verralli)
(c) Kevin Duncan - Marbled White

Monday July 4th

Andy Little reported a family group of Long-tailed Tits today - 2 adults and 7 juveniles.

Tuesday July 5th

Richard Horton reported a Green Sandpiper, 6 Lapwing, a Curlew, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Red Kite and 3 Buzzard this afternoon.

Curlew is the 132nd species recorded on site this year.

Black-tailed Godwit is the 133rd species recorded on site this year.

Wednesday July 6th

Paddy Lewin reported a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, 2+ Lapwing and a Black-tailed Godwit this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported a Dartford Warbler this afternoon.

Dartford Warbler is the 134th species recorded on site this year. This is only the 5th recorded sighting of Dartford Warbler on site.

(c) Paddy Lewin - Black-tailed Godwit

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