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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 14:48   #11501
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DOH! typing mine as you were posting yours Phil but glad my info matches.
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 15:20   #11502
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A few images for Nick to show 'it's not all birds!'

1. Beautiful? Demoiselles.
2. Don't know id of this but thing the yellow may be an egg sac?
3. Ladybird Nymph?
4. Lacewing-Chrysopa perla?
5. Mating Black Tailed Skimmers

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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 16:33   #11503
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I would say Beautiful on the left, Banded on the right Rob.

I paid a brief visit this morning, a Marbled White showed very briefly.

I barely did any birding.


1 Blue-tailed Damselfly ( rufescens)
2 Blue-tailed Damselfly
3 Cinnabar Caterpillar
4 Longhorn Beetle
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 17:40   #11504
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 19:43   #11505
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yes it looks like icing with chocolate buttons on it, so light it flies off the plate
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If it flies does it count for the UW list?
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 20:15   #11506
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JTB reports four Med Gulls this afternoon - two adults and a second summer at the Flashes; a different second summer at the Moors.
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 20:58   #11507
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I would say Beautiful on the left, Banded on the right Rob.

I paid a brief visit this morning, a Marbled White showed very briefly.

I barely did any birding.


1 Blue-tailed Damselfly ( rufescens)
2 Blue-tailed Damselfly
3 Cinnabar Caterpillar
4 Longhorn Beetle
Thanks mate for id. At least it wasn't under water today!

Rob
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 21:23   #11508
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Cheers John,
Yes, those were all taken with the HS10 and 2.2 converter. Luckily it was sunny, so the converter worked ok this time - but it can be very 'hit and miss' to be honest with you. I try not to use the converter where possible as the focus is never as good (caused by the lower shutter speed I guess?).

Comparing the shots you and I got of the 1st summer Meds, I think they look like different birds, with yours having a more distinctive mask. What do you reckon?

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There were 3 different 1st summers yep we have photographed two different ones.john
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 21:32   #11509
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Old Sunday 1st July 2012, 21:52   #11510
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This morning's sightings were as follows:

FLASHES
1 adult Med Gull, 7 Avocet + 5 chicks, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2 Curlew, 6 Lapwing, 2 Cormorant dropped in briefly, 3 Gadwall (2 eclipse males + 1 female), 9 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Common Tern
To add to Phil's sightings: 3 Meds - 2 ads and a 2nd summer, 8 ads Avocet, 3 LRP, 14 lapwing, green sand, Teal pr, Tufted c15, common tern 2, sedge warbler and 4 juvs at back of hen pool - one of very few this year.l
MOORS POOL
1 second summer Med Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 GC Grebe + 2 chicks, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 9 Tufted D, 72 Coot, 2 Common Tern, 75 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan + 3 cygnets, 4 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher + 2 chicks, Peregrine around the masts, Little Owl on chimney of Hobden Hall Farm and Yellowhammer flew over east path (as per Dave J)
To add : common tern 7, Oystercatcher with 3 CHICKS,
SAILING POOL
6 GC Grebe + 1 fledged youngster, 2 Coot, 2 Common Tern
Education reserve - at least 4 reed warbler in both reed beds, the top reed bed has been well and truly been wetted by the flood. Today I counted 14 chiffchaffs singing over all 3 areas (Moors, Flashes and ER)
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The water level at the North Moors is 0.54 (6cm higher than pre flood level)
Amy's Marsh 0.84 (10 cm higher), Flashes 0.53 (7cm higher)
several ringlets at the Moors and red admiral in ER.
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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 09:57   #11511
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Water levels at Flashes

If anyone goes down to do, could you note the water level and let me know what it is. I would guess it would be just about 0.5metres. We have rigged up a temporary overflow, as the original adjustable pipe has been washed away. It is important that the water doesn't drop too much, too quickly.
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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 16:29   #11512
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Quick visit to Flashes to get water level (0.5).
2 Adult Med Gulls. 2 poss 3 LRPs one pair of which were seen to mate & look as though they might nest again! Common Sandpiper reported.

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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 16:40   #11513
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To add to Phil's sightings: 3 Meds - 2 ads and a 2nd summer, 8 ads Avocet, 3 LRP, 14 lapwing, green sand, Teal pr, Tufted c15, common tern 2, sedge warbler and 4 juvs at back of hen pool - one of very few this year.l

At lest 2 juvenile Sedgies showing in front of the concrete hide last evening.
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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 21:02   #11514
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To add to Phil's sightings: 3 Meds - 2 ads and a 2nd summer, 8 ads Avocet, 3 LRP, 14 lapwing, green sand, Teal pr, Tufted c15, common tern 2, sedge warbler and 4 juvs at back of hen pool - one of very few this year.l

At lest 2 juvenile Sedgies showing in front of the concrete hide last evening.
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Since the floods there have been 4 broods or young sedge warblers seen around the reserve.
see you in the morning.John
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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 21:19   #11515
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Some pics from yesterday at the Flashes
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Old Monday 2nd July 2012, 21:27   #11516
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John - you need to make some space in your PM inbox
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4 Med Gulls, 2 of which adults, 1 Green Sand, 2 Common Sand, 5 Juv Avocet. Water level just under 0.5 on the Flashes.
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A few images for Nick to show 'it's not all birds!'

1. Beautiful? Demoiselles.
2. Don't know id of this but thing the yellow may be an egg sac?
3. Ladybird Nymph?
4. Lacewing-Chrysopa perla?
5. Mating Black Tailed Skimmers

Rob
Hi Rob,

The Ladybird Nymph is that of a 7-spot Ladybird. Hope this helps.

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Had an enjoyable visit to Upton today good to catch up with few familiar faces.

Great to see the Med Gulls...video footage to follow.

At the Moors Pool (early pm) today there were 8 Oystercatchers (5 adult and 3 juv). The 3 juv were being attended to on an island by the parents. Whilst the other 3 adults spent a fair amount of time chasing and piping away! A single Common Tern was also at the Moors.

Along the causeway there was a single Pyramidal Orchid in bloom just along from the Bee Orchids.

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Had an enjoyable visit to Upton today good to catch up with few familiar faces.

Great to see the Med Gulls...video footage to follow.

At the Moors Pool (early pm) today there were 8 Oystercatchers (5 adult and 3 juv). The 3 juv were being attended to on an island by the parents. Whilst the other 3 adults spent a fair amount of time chasing and piping away! A single Common Tern was also at the Moors.

Along the causeway there was a single Pyramidal Orchid in bloom just along from the Bee Orchids.

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]nice one Jason - not sure how we've managed to overlook a Pyramidal so far unless its just emerged.

I am after a couple of killer photos from this influx of Meds for the annual report so can you let me know if you are happy for its inclusion (same request to other togs)
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]nice one Jason - not sure how we've managed to overlook a Pyramidal so far unless its just emerged.

I am after a couple of killer photos from this influx of Meds for the annual report so can you let me know if you are happy for its inclusion (same request to other togs)
Feel free to use any of my photos Phil. If you decide to use any let me know as I will probably have higher definition ones you could use.

I think the pyramidal was hiding next to all the red clover!
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The Med Gull footage that I took earlier can now be viewed by clicking on the below link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuPdt...ture=g-all-lik


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Had an enjoyable visit to Upton today good to catch up with few familiar faces.

Great to see the Med Gulls...video footage to follow.

At the Moors Pool (early pm) today there were 8 Oystercatchers (5 adult and 3 juv). The 3 juv were being attended to on an island by the parents. Whilst the other 3 adults spent a fair amount of time chasing and piping away! A single Common Tern was also at the Moors.

Along the causeway there was a single Pyramidal Orchid in bloom just along from the Bee Orchids.

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Good news about Pyramidal Jase. Thought that was lost.

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