Friday 7 August 2020

Saturday 25th July to Friday 7th August

Pin Badges

Our new pin badges are now available to buy.

Four new designs: Bullfinch, Common Tern, Green Sandpiper & Reed Bunting.

£5 each (+ £1 p&p per 4 badges).

Limited to 100 per design. All details below.

Please email to place an order.

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Saturday 25th July

Richard Seargent: 3 Green Sandpiper.

James Wareing: 3 Common Sandpiper & 2 Little Egret.

Sunday 26th July

John Hunt: Great White Egret, Little Grebe & Hobby.

Dave Baker: 2nd Hobby.

Richard Seargent: Dunlin & Arctic Tern.

Mark Elsoffer: 8 Common Sandpiper & 5 Green Sandpiper.

Colin Varndell: 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Dave Baker: Clouded Yellow (first of the year).

23rd record of Arctic Tern on site, last recorded 18/07/20.

(c) Dina Burford - Great Crested Grebe

(c) John Hunt - Great White Egret

(c) John Hunt - View from Horton's Mound

(c) Simon Monk - Green-veined White

(c) Colin Varndell - Swift

Monday 27th July

Leonard Winchcombe: Great White Egret.

BirdGuides: Arctic Tern.

Tuesday 28th July

Dina Burford: Green Sandpiper & Little Egret

Keith Lightfoot: Treecreeper.

Richard Bavin: Great White Egret (late evening only).

Dina Burford: Flax (Linum usitatissimum) - new species for site.

(c) Colin Varndell - Small Tortoiseshell

(c) Colin Varndell - Moody weather over Crooksbury Hill

(c) Keith Lightfoot - Treecreeper

Wednesday 29th July

Kevin Duncan: Great White Egret.

Richard Horton: Greenshank.

Hannes Leonard: Green Sandpiper, 9 Lapwing & Kingfisher.
Thomas Gibson: Common Sandpiper & 4 Little Egret.

Alan Brown: Blunthorn Nomad Bee (Nomada flavopicta) - new for site.

(c) Hannes Leonard - Stock Dove

(c) Dina Burford - Flooded Meadow

(c) Alan Brown - Blunthorn Nomad Bee

Thursday 30th July

Richard Horton: Greenshank.

Dina Burford: Great White Egret & Little Grebe with 1 recently fledged juvenile on Silt Pond.

Murray Nurse: 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper & 2 Little Egret.

(c) Shaun Ferguson - Greenshank

(c) Dina Burford - Little Grebe with juvenile

(c) Colin Varndell - Fox

(c) Colin Varndell - Great White Egret

Friday 31st July

John Hunt: 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Dunlin, 17 Lapwing, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Stonechat & Hobby.

Leonard Winchcombe: Great White Egret.
Kit Britten: 3 Little Egret.

Mark Elsoffer: 87 Mallard (all flew in together).

(c) John Hunt - Great White Egret

(c) Jason Davies - Grey Heron

Saturday 1st August

Richard Seargent: Dunlin, Little Stint, Greenshank & 2 Great White Egret.

Gavin Everson: Kingfisher.

Ian Matson: Marsh Harrier - female hunting low over meadow, before flying off west at 19:00.

Ed Stubbs: 2 Common Sandpiper,10+ Green Sandpiper, 15 Lapwing, Little Egret,

6th record of Little Stint on site, last recorded 25/11/19. 127th species for 2020.

2nd record of Marsh Harrier on site, last recorded 06/04/15. 128th species for 2020.

Mark Bravey: Clouded Yellow.

(c) Ed Stubbs - Great White Egret

(c) Simon Monk - Common Darter

(c) Dina Burford - Greenshank
(c) Colin Varndell - Roe Deer

Sunday 2nd August

John Hunt: Dunlin & Greenshank.

Jort Brough: 2 Great White Egret & Wheatear.

Mark Elsoffer: 12+ Common Sandpiper (new site record count), 14+ Green Sandpiper (new site record count), Little Stint, 2 Little Egret, Little Grebe (feeding juvenile) & 2nd Wheatear.

Shaun Ferguson: Snipe.
Kit Britten: 20 Lapwing.

Mark Elsoffer, Richard Horton & Dina Burford: Osprey (juv, dropped in from height, pursued by 2 Red Kites around workings, landing briefly, before departing east).

(c) Dina Burford - Osprey

Dave Baker: possible Large Tortoiseshell.

Dina Burford: Painted Lady.

Ben Dale: Brown Hairstreak (2nd sighting on site) around large Ash tree in Tice's Wood, and Small Ranunculus (Hecatera dysodea) - new for site.

(c) Dave Carlsson - Great White Egret
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Green Sandpiper
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Greenshank
(c) Shaun Ferguson - Stonechat
(c) Kelly Wright - Great White Egrets
(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Blue Damselfly
(c) Rustam Khan - Great White Egret
(c) Rustam Khan - Grey Heron
(c) Rustam Khan - Juvenile Robin

Monday 3rd August

John Hunt: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Great White Egret & Stonechat.
Steve Chastell: 24 Lapwing, Little Egret & Hobby.

Peter Brown: Little Ringed Plover & Marsh Harrier (juv hunting over meadow before flying off northeast).

3rd record of Marsh Harrier on site, following the 2nd two days ago.

(c) John Hunt - Great White Egret

(c) John Hunt - Stonechat
(c) Paul Pestana - Little Grebes
(c) Melanie Nicholls - Small Red-eyed Damselfly
(c) Dina Burford - Southern Hawker
(c) Colin Varndell - Speckled Wood

Tuesday 4th August

Roger Dickey: Little Stint.

Jort Brough: Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank & Great White Egret.

James Wareing: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, Common Tern & 3 Swift.

(c) Dina Burford - Robin's Pincushion

Wednesday 5th August

Jort Brough: 2 Dunlin & Greenshank.

Dave Baker: Great White Egret (evening only).
Hannes Leonard: 7 Green Sandpiper & Little Egret.
Phil Wallace: 3 Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 13 Lapwing & 2 Peregrine.

Melanie Nicholls: 2 Clouded Yellows.

Dina Burford: Golden-ringed Dragonfly - 6th record for site of this heathland stream species.

(c) Dina Burford - Golden-ringed Dragonfly
(c) Dina Burford - Little Grebes
(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Blue Damselflies
(c) Colin Varndell - Roe Deer

Thursday 6th August

Jort Brough: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin & Greenshank.

(c) Kyle Russell - Aerial View of Site
(c) Dina Burford - Roe Deer
(c) Colin Varndell - Flooded Meadow

Friday 7th August

Richard Seargent: 5+ Common Sandpiper, 10+ Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 8+ Snipe, 30+ Lapwing & Kingfisher.

Dina Burford: Great White Egret.

(c) Dina Burford - The Cattle Willow-bashing

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