Sunday 10 June 2018

Mixed bag

A Short-winged Conehead found yesterday at Red Nab - previously 'bat-detected' on Ocean Edge saltmarsh

Teneral Common Darter today at Middleton.  Bad news for Red-veined - never recorded Red-veined as new for the year, as far as I am aware, after the teneral Common D's appear:
Poor breeding season for waterfowl on Middleton.  Mute Swan down to one chick by all accounts.  No obvious sign of successful Little Grebe.   Gadwall chicks down to 7+2

THREE singing male Cetti's today including the western marsh bird for the first time in ages