Sunday, 17 August 2008

Comprehensive early morning outfalls/Red Nab coverage

Good coverage by Mark & Malcolm before I have even left the house (comprehensive washing up)!

Red Nab/Stage 2 outfall
Med Gull - 3 adults (including small bird) and two juveniles which were definitely not ringed below the knee [one possible metal ring above knee left leg]
Little Gull - at least one 2nd W
Sandwich Tern - 4

Wooden Jetty
Juvenile Shag
Turnstone - 221 (+/-10 or so) at high tide but couldn't see Shag

North harbour wall
Czech-ringed adult Med on railings along with newly moulted 3rd W=Ad W. Not necessarily two of the birds on the 'other side' earlier on
Golden Plover - adult 'out'; scarce on passage here
Gannet - one distant bird [nothing pushed in by rather too slow-moving showers]

Middleton IE
No obvious migrants in the WeBS count: Tufted Duck (1), 16 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 7 Mallard and 7 Little Grebe

2 Wall Brown early morning on Middleton IE i.e. probably many more. 4 Gatekeeper, 3 male Common Blue, 13 Meadow Brown, one late Small Skipper, 2 Small White, 6 Speckled Wood on the Hey Nature Reserve in marginal afternoon conditions. Also 3 Migrant Hawker & 30 Common Darter NR pm.

Three second brood Devon Carpet trapped at Lord's Lot wood - the site where they were discovered this spring. Sorry about photo (now deleted) - this was a Small Phoenix - a result of an 'in the dark' mix up with pots.