Saturday 17 November 2018

A couple of continentals arrive

A couple of female Blackcaps unexpectedly appeared in the nets, probably wintering birds arriving from the continent.

Vis 0730-0900
Pink-footed Goose 192 SE
Chaffinch 8 south
Brambling 1 S
Redwing 3 S
Fieldfare 1 S
Siskin 1 S

Just after dawn c4600 Pink-footed Geese flew north from the Cockerham Marsh roost to feed somewhere.

Middleton NR
Mute Swan 11
Gadwall 19
Shoveler 2
Tufted Duck 1 (Male almost out of eclipse)
Teal 2

Moths: Large Wainscot, Brick and 2 Winter Moths

Spot the Common Darter:
 No? Well try on this closer up photo.
Still no?
Here it is: