Monday, 24 August 2020

Saturday August 8th to Sunday August 23rd

2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available to buy.
 
£15 (£17.50 posted). All proceeds go towards our work on the nature reserve.
 
Collect from Richard Horton, or email ticesmeadowshop@gmail.com to place an order. 


 

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 ticesmeadowshop@gmail.com to place an order.


Co-op Local Community Fund

We're delighted to be taking part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. If you're a Co-op member, please choose us as and 1% of your spending will be donated to us, no matter where you live. If you're not a Co-op member, please consider signing up.

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/33287


Saturday 8th August

Dave Baker: Crossbill (over) and Tree Pipit (over).

Richard Seargent: Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 20+ Lapwing, Kingfisher & Peregrine.

Crossbill is the 129th bird species recorded in 2020. 4th site record, last recorded 26/11/15.

Tree Pipit is the 130th bird species recorded in 2020. 14th site record, last recorded 22/09/18.

Richard Seargent: Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) - new for site. At least 2 pairs seen ovispositing in front of the hide. 26th odonata species recorded on site, and the 3rd new odonata species recorded this year. First recorded in the UK in 1996.

Kevin Martin: Golden-ringed Dragonfly.

Thanks to the volunteers who cleaned out the hide this morning. It's now open to the public after 6 months underwater. 

(c) Dina Burford - Phil's Amphbious Assault on the Hide

(c) Anthony George - Lesser Emperor
 
(c) Kevin Martin - Golden-ringed Dragonfly

(c) Anthony George - Green-veined White

(c) Anthony George - Lime Hawk-moth Caterpillar

(c) Dina Burford - Newt


Sunday 9th August

John Hunt: 2 Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin & Wheatear.

Mark Elsoffer: 5 Green Sandpiper, 6+ Crossbill & Kingfisher.

6th site record of Crossbill, 2nd in the past 2 days, and new record count.

Mark Elsoffer: 6+ Lesser Emperors mating & ovipositing in front of the hide.

(c) Paul Bamford - Black-tailed Skimmer

(c) Paul Bamford - Common Darters

(c) Paul Bamford - Lesser Emperors 















(c) Dina Burford - Terrapin (subsequently removed from site)
 
(c) Dina Burford - Kingfisher
 
(c) Colin Varndell - Juvenile Great Crested Grebe
 
(c) Richard Seargent - Great Crested Grebe with Lunch
 
 

Monday 10th August

Kevin Duncan: 5 Black-tailed Godwit.

Richard Seargent: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Redstart, Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail & 11 Swift.

Redstart is the 131st bird species recorded in 2020. 9th site record, last recorded 18/09/19.

Lesser Emperors still showing well in front of the hide.  

(c) Richard Seargent - Great Crested Grebe with Breakfast

(c) Mike Young - Common Darters

(c) Mike Young - Great Crested Grebes

(c) Mike Young- Large Red Eyed Damselfly

 

Tuesday 11th August

John Hunt: 2 Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Little Egret & 17 Teal.

Steve Chastell: 3 Common Sandpiper

Alan Brown: Furrow Orb-weaver (Larinioides cornutus) - new species for site.

2+ Lesser Emperors in front of the hide.

(c) John Hunt - Black-tailed Godwit
 
(c) John Hunt - Migrant Hawker

(c) Dina Burford - Lesser Emperors

(c) Richard Bavin - Silt Pond

Wednesday 12th August

Richard Horton: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank & Whinchat

Leonard Winchcombe: 3 Greenshank.

Whinchat is the 132nd bird species recorded in 2020.

(c) Dina Burford - Hampshire Police Patrolling the Reserve

(c) Melanie Nicholls - Common Blue Damselflies
 
(c) Melanie Nicholls - Ruddy Darter
 

Thursday 13th August

Jort Brough: 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 4 Snpe, 2 Linnet, Crossbill (over) & Hobby.

Dina Burford: Little Egret & Kingfisher. 

7th site record of Crossbill, 3rd in the past 6 days.

Lesser Emperors still present in front of hide.

(c) Kyle Russell - View from Horton's Mound

(c) David Glew - Lesser Emperor

 

Friday 14th August

Richard Seargent: Wood Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (5 over), Dunlin, Redshank & Yellow-legged Gull.

Jort Brough: Common Gull.

Mark Elsoffer: 19 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Greenshank, 8 Snipe, 34 Lapwing, Little Egret, Great White Egret, 2 Common Tern, 14 Swift & Hobby.

Yellow-legged Gull is the 133rd bird species recorded in 2020.

23rd site record of Wood Sandpiper, the 2nd in the past month.

16th site record of Turnstone, the 2nd in the past month

Lesser Emperors still present in front of hide.

(c) Colin Varndell - Great Crested Grebe
 

 

Saturday 15th August

Jort Brough: 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, Turnstone (over), Snipe, Great White Egret, Common Gull & Kingfisher.

Richard Horton: Dartford Warbler.

Richard Seargent: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5+ Green Sandpiper, 30+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe, Common Tern, 5 Willow Warbler & Swift.

Dartford Warbler is the 134th bird species recorded in 2020. 11th site record, last recorded 17/09/19. 

17th site record of Turnstone, the 3rd in the past month

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret
 

Sunday 16th August

John Hunt: 4 Little Ringed Plover (juvs).

Richard Seargent: 4 Ringed Plover, Redshank & 2+ Crossbill.

Mark Elsoffer: 15+ Common Sandpiper (new site record count), 7+ Green Sandpiper & 6 Snipe.

Stivi Musievski: Common Gull & Yellow-legged Gull.

Abi Jacobs, Sean Foote, Leonard Winchcombe, Mark Elsoffer & Peter Brown: Marsh Harrier (juv).

Visitor: Greenshank.

8th site record of Crossbill, 4th in the past 9 days.

4th site record of Marsh Harrier, 3rd (all different birds) in the past 16 days.

2 male Lesser Emperors in front of hide.

Sean Foote & Abi Jacobs found the following new species for site today:

  • A Spotty-eyed Hoverfly (Eristalinus sepulchralis)
  • Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
  • Dark Fleabane Neb (Apodia bifractella)
  • Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
  • Willow Red Gall Sawfly (Pontania proxima)
  • A Bug-parasitising fly (Phasia obesa)
  • Pale-streak Grass-veneer (Agriphila selasella)
  • Ram's-horn Gall (Andricus aries)
  • Dark-winged Blood Bee (Sphecodes gibbus)
  • Hawk's-beard Mining Bee (Andrena fulvago)
 
(c) Abi Jacobs - Marsh Harrier

(c) Abi Jacobs - Migrant Hawker

(c) Simon Monk - Southern Hawker (Female)

(c) Colin Varndell - Red Kite

 

Monday 17th August

Murray Nurse: 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Greenshank, 4 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull & 2 Peregrine. 

Dina Burford: Little Egret.

(c) Colin Varndell - Snipe

(c) Colin Varndell - Buzzard
 

Tuesday 18th August

Kevin Duncan: Ringed Plover.

Mike Young: Kingfisher.

(c) Dina Burford - Migrant Hawker

(c) Dina Burford - Stone Loach
 
(c) Mike Young - Wasp Spider

(c) Mike Young - Common Blue Damselfly

Wednesday 19th August

Richard Seargent: 3+ Common Sandpiper, 7+ Green Sandpiper, 10+ Ringed Plover, 5+ Little Ringed Plover, 30+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe & 5 Yellow Wagtail.

 

Thursday 20th August

Leonard Winchcombe: 2 Wheatear.

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Barnacle Goose, Bar-headed Goose & 4+ Crossbill.

Visitor: Nightingale.

Dina Burford: Kingfisher.

Nightingale is the 135th bird species recorded in 2020. Last recorded 17/07/17. 

9th site record of Crossbill, 5th in the past 13 days.

1 male Lesser Emperor in front of the hide.

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Wheatear

(c) Mark Elsoffer - Common Darter

(c) Richard Bavin - Reed Bed

(c) Dina Burford - Grass Snake



 
(c) Dina Burford - Kingfisher
 
(c) Dina Burford - Greenfinch
 
(c) ColinVarndell - Common Darters
 
 
 

Friday 21st August

No reports. 

 

Saturday 22nd August

Richard Seargent: 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover & Kingfisher.

Kit Britten: 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Dina Burford: Barnacle Goose.

(c) Dina Burford - Barnacle Goose

Sunday 23rd August

John Hunt: 3 Snipe & 3 Yellow Wagtail.

Richard Seargent: Great White Egret.

Mark Elsoffer: 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Tern, Barnacle Goose & 2 Hobby.

Peter Brown: Black Tern (juvenile - seen on neighbouring Badshot Lea Ponds, before briefly visiting site).

Kit Britten: Wheatear

Black Tern is the 136th bird species recorded in 2020. 11th site record, last recorded 08/05/19.

Dina Burford: Red goosefoot (Oxybasis rubra) - new species for site.

(c) Dina Burford - Great White Egret
 

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