Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Insects dominate interest

At least three male Red-veined darter on main pond (Middleton Nature Reserve), almost certainly more, three was the most seen at one time.

Banded demoiselle - one briefly in SE corner of main pond

Ringlet - one on Middletoon

Painted lady, still  lots still moving north

Common Scoter - drake between green marker and skeer

Rock pipit - adult and juv near lighthouse. Two adult and juv yesterday. Looks like one of the young from pair nesting on inner harbour wall near lighthouse survived afterall!

No Mediterranean gulls seen at low tide feeding areas, high tide roosts not checked.

They’re back!

Monday posting

Three Male Red veined Darter Middleton boat pond this late afternoon

Photos by Malcolm

Lots of birds on the move by the office this afternoon with 30 new birds ringed

Med Gull - 2 x 2cy and one ad in the neap high tide roost off Ocean Edge

Lots of northbound Painted Lady