Author Archives: Nikki M

JMNR Moth Trapping 14th July 2018

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Two moth traps were set up on the night of 14th July and emptied the following morning. The usual 8W actinic Heath trap was set up near the hide and yielded 36 species and a total of 124 moths. A … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – 28th May 2018

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A rather warm afternoon on the reserve 22ºC. Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Blackcap, 2 Moorhen, Great tit chicks being fed in box over Hide pond (opp. end to hide). Peacock, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Common Blue butterflies. Ancylis badiana, Silver-ground Carpet, Ethmia … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – April 21st 2018

Lunchtime 21C 1 male and 1 female Orange Tip, 3 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 male Brimstone. Chiffchaff, G Tit, B Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Woodpigeon, Magpie, 2 Kestrel. In flower: Coltsfoot, Forget-me-not, Meadow Cransbill, Bluebell, Cowslip, Dog Violet. A fly … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings – April 19th 2018

Buzzard in tree above pumphouse and 2 male and 1 female Mandarin on the hide roof when arriving to empty the moth trap. Chaffinch, Dunnock, Chiffchaff. 16ºC @ 8am.

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JMNR Moth Trapping – 18th April 2018

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The moth trap was set up near the hide on the evening of 18th April and emptied the following morning. 64 moths were recorded, 2 of the 13 species were new for the site (shown in bold). Early Thorn 1, Hebrew … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings April 15th 2018

On Arriving to empty the moth trap, a Buzzard was sitting in a tree 2 Male and 2 female Mandarin flew up. GS Woodpecker drumming, pair of LT tits, Goldfinch, C Crow, G ti, B tit, pair of Starling with … Continue reading

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JMNR Moth Trapping – 14th April 2018

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A moth trap was set up by near the hide on the evening of 14th April and emptied the following morning. Minimum night-time temperature 9ºC. Although only 4 species were recorded, 1 was a new species for the site (shown … Continue reading

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JMNR Butterfly Transect – 14th April 2018

Nikki Mahadevan carried out the butterfly transect for week 2 on the only day of the week when the sun made an appearance! No butterflies were recorded during the transect although a Peacock butterfly was seen flying over the middle … Continue reading

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AGM 2018 – Tuesday May 15th

Our AGM this year will be held on Tuesday May 15th at Blackwell Community Centre Woburn Close, Blackwell, Alfreton. DE55 5HH. The formal business starts 7.30pm. Following the AGM, Mike Price of the Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group will present … Continue reading

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JMNR Sightings March 30th 2018

From logbook – Jeff Davis, cloud over 13:00 1 Goldfinch, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 1 G. Tit,  1 Chiffchaff tuning in!, 1 Long T-tit. From logbook – Ian W Pair of Mandarin, 1 GS Woodpecker drumming, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wren, … Continue reading

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