22nd September 2017

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff.
Whillet’s:- 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay and 2 Small Copper Butterflies.

21st September 2017

Bob Johnson
 

Highlights of birds from West End this morning:-  8 Egyptian Geese, 4 Green Sandpipers,  2 Lapwing, 11 Mandarin, 2 Buzzards, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Little Egret,  2 Tufted Duck, 103 Greylag Geese, 139 Canada Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 100+  mixed flock of Swallows & House Martins, 1 Nuthatch. Also Alan Brunt saw a Common Tern and a Pied Wagtail.

21st September 2017

Bob Johnson
 

I had a moth box out last night – a new moth for the reserve was a Small Wainscot unfortunately it is rather plain to look at. (see pic). Also in the moth box were a Lunar Underwing and Pink Barred Sallow which are more colourful (see pics).

I found a cocoon attached to the underside of a leaf of Common Hemp Nettle at Whillet’s meadows (see pic). I have not seen this type of cocoon before and am uncertain what insect species made it.

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Unknown cocoon on Hemp Nettle Leaf.

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Lunar Underwing Moth

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Pink Barred Sallow Moth

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Small Wainscot Moth

21st September 2017

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 2,100 House Martins heading SE between 15:00-15:42, 100 Swallows, 8 Egyptian Geese, 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 16 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher.

19th September 2017

Bob Johnson
 

West End:-   4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Raven, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret, 14 Teal, 3 Buzzards.

17th September 2017

Nick Aplin
 

12-09-17 Quick Fungus Survey
The attached document gives the results of the quick recce that Nick Aplin carried out on 12th September. It includes a list and some photos of the fungi found. Two species are significant for East Sussex.

Nick will be leading a Fungus Walk for Members at 10:00 on Sunday 15 October 2017. For full details see the News Article on the Home Page.

thumbnail of Note from Fungus Recce 12-09-17

Quick Fungi Survey 12-09-17

17th September 2017

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Egrets, 9 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Goldcrest, 9 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 46 Cormorants, 2 Buzzards, 6 Swallows, 60 House Martins.

17th September 2017

The Ringers
 

This morning we had a movement of Goldcrests – with 11 birds rung. The majority were males fledged this year. I had feedback from other ringers that they too had seen the same today. As well as the usual birds expected at this time of year – Blackcap and Chiffchaff – a number of Treecreeper and Coal Tit were rung. The photo shows a young Blackcap with a few juvenile brown feathers still on its head.

Blackcap 17-09-17

17th September 2017

Mark Roberts
 

2 Black-headed Gull; 2 Common Sandpiper; 6 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Grey Heron; 2 Lapwing; 2 Magpie; 10+ Mandarin Duck; 3 Swallow; Woodpigeon; 150+ Canada Goose; 6 Cormorant; 2 Green Sandpiper; 150+ Greylag Goose; Little Egret; 7 Mallard; Moorhen ; 2 Tufted Duck. Also 12 Fallow Deer on Pintail Point.

16th September 2017

Alastair Gray
 

West End:- 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 335 Canada Geese, 198 Greylag Geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 1 Lapwing, 5 Mandarin, 43 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1f Sparrowhawk.