Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thursday May 4th to Wednesday May 24th

Reporting of Schedule 1 Breeding Birds

From March 19th no Schedule 1 species which may be breeding on site (or other species which we deem to be sensitive) shall be reported publicly. This is for the protection of the birds.

This is in accordance with our Bird Reporting Policy which can be read here.

More information about Schedule 1 birds can be read here. Guidance on photographing Schedule 1 birds can be read here.


Annual Report

The Tice's Meadow 2016 Annual Report can now be downloaded for free from this link:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuC9nX__kWIggSW-F4MUtWcsifGH

If you would like to buy a glossy, full colour, A4 hardcopy of the report for £15, please email us: ticesmeadow@hotmail.co.uk

All funds raised from the sale of our annual report are channelled back into projects on the nature reserve.




Facebook

We now have a dedicated public group on Facebook. Please join and report your sightings and share your news and photographs.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ticesmeadow/



Thursday May 4th

Mark Elsoffer reported a Common Sandpiper, a Dunlin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, a Raven, 2 Buzzard and a Red Kite today.

In addition, Phil Hughes reported 15 Common Tern and 30+ Swift this evening.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Roe Deer


Friday May 5th

Oli Sackwood reported 2 Black Tern this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported an Arctic Tern and a Hobby this evening.

Black Tern is the 121st species of bird recorded on site this year.

This is only the 7th recorded sighting of Black Tern on site.

Arctic Tern is the 122nd species of bird recorded on site this year.

This is only the 15th recorded sighting of Arctic Tern on site.


Saturday May 6th

Dave Baker reported a Redshank, a Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Sedge Warbler this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported 3 Common Sandpiper and a Peregrine this afternoon.

Andy Little reported seeing juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers on his garden feeders this morning, before they flew back into the neigbouring Tice's Meadow.

(c) Dave Baker - Redshank
(c) Tony George - Greenfinch
(c) Tony George - Roe Deer
(c) Tony George - Song Thrush


Sunday May 7th

John Hunt reported 2 Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, a Kingfisher, 3 Yellow Wagtail, a Garden Warbler and 20+ Swift this morning.

In addition, Richard Horton reported a Lesser Whitethroat this morning.

In addition, Murray Nurse reported a Ringed Plover this afternoon

In addition, Andy Little reported a Green Sandpiper, a Great-crested Grebe, 13 Common Tern, a Wheatear and 2 Red Kite today.

Lesser Whitethroat is the 123rd species of bird recorded on site this year.

The first Lesser Whitethroat of 2017 was recorded 23 days later than in 2016.


Monday May 8th

Kevin Duncan reported the first Mallard young today - a brood of 9.


Tuesday May 9th

Murray Nurse reported an Oystercatcher, a Grey Plover, a Grey Wagtail, a Yellow Wagtail, a Whinchat and a Red Kite this morning.

In addition, Oli Sackwood reported a Little Grebe today - a site rarity recently since the water levels have lowered.

Oystercatcher is the 124th species of bird recorded on site this year.

This is only the 26th recorded sighting of Oystercatcher on site.

This is only the 7th recorded sighting of Grey Plover on site, but the 2nd this year.


Wednesday May 10th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 2+ Garden Warbler, 2 Kestrel and a Red Kite this morning.

In addition, Andy Little reported 3 Lapwing, 18 Common Tern and a Peregrine this evening.

(c) John Hunt - Greenshank
(c) John Hunt - Garden Warbler


Thursday May 11th

No reports.


Friday May 12th

No reports.


Saturday May 13th

John Hunt reported 5 Ringed Plover, a probable Arctic Tern, a Sedge Warbler and 2 Hobby this morning.

7 volunteers met on site this morning and cleared brambles along the paths and tidied up the site. Thanks to everyone who gave up their Saturday morning.

(c) John Hunt - Egyptian Geese


Sunday May 14th

John Hunt reported 10 Ringed Plover this morning.

In addition, Tony Cummins reported 6 Common Tern and 4 Swift today.

(c) John Hunt - Whitethroat


Monday May 15th

No reports.


Tuesday May 16th

No reports.


Wednesday May 17th

No reports.


Thursday May 18th

No reports.


Friday May 19th

John Hunt reported a Common Sandpiper, a Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover and an Osprey (over the Plant Yard, heading North East) this morning.

This is only the 4th recorded sighting of Osprey on site, but the 2nd this year.


Saturday May 20th

John Hunt reported a Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover this morning.

(c) John Hunt - Common Terns
(c) John Hunt - Reed Warbler
(c) John Hunt - Roe Deer


Sunday May 21st

Richard Horton reported a Turnstone this morning.

This is only the 13th recorded sighting of Turnstone on site.

Richard Seargent reported a Common Blue Damselfly this morning - the first reported sighting this year.

Lindsay Patterson reported the first Painted Lady butterfly of the year today. Also seen were Common Blue and Large White today.


Monday May 22nd

No reports.


Tuesday May 23rd

No reports.


Wednesday May 24th

No reports.

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