The "wanderer" is a colour ringed Little Egret seen on Red Nab by Shaun in November. Not from the usual source, but a recent colony
LITTLE EGRET REGISTERColour rings - Left leg LAON(A). Right leg RANW(U). Ring number GV75204
Age Date Time Location Observer Duration, distance
1 22/05/18 14:00 Rossmere Park, Hartlepool Eric Wood
3 22/06/18 00:00 Rossmere Park, Hartlepool Unknown 31 days, 0 kilometres,
3 05/07/18 00:00 Rossmere Park, Hartlepool Unknown 44 days, 0 kilometres,
3 19/07/18 00:00 Dorman's Pool, Teeside Unknown 58 days, 6 kilometres,
4 03/11/19 00:00 Red Nab, Heysham Shaun Coyle 530 days, 130 kilometres,
4 22/01/20 00:00 Old Moor RSPB Reserve Jeff Wragg 610 days, 126 kilometres,
4 21/03/20 00:00 Old Moor RSPB Reserve Gerald Lax 669 days, 126 kilometres,
4 22/03/20 00:00 Old Moor RSPB Reserve Gerald Lax 670 days, 126 kilometres,
Middleton Nature Reserve - mid morning
The warblers seemed to be singing with renewed vigour, with the exceptions of Sedge warbler, just a few half hearted bursts. Grasshopper warbler - not heard.
These recently fledged Long-tailed tits were waiting to be fed
The food arrives
I know the birders will be aware of this, but for those who are not - the bird bringing food may not be the young ones parent. Long-tailed tits regularly help to feed other birds young, if they have no young of their own. But they are likely to be closely related. (MD)
Kevin was experimenting with his new pocket camera and got some nice pictures, including these damselfly.
Common Bluetail - probably female C type (MD)
Pair of Common Blue
Remember when I said whereever you are on the reserve, you are likely to be being watched by a Roe deer.......
I think this fine buck was checking that I wasn't a rival. I backed away and he lost interest.