Red Nab on late Incoming tide - brief check (PM)
Mediterranean gull - one adult Darvic ringed with what appeared to be yellow letters on dark blue background - four characters.
Six altogether (4 2cy, one 3cy and the above Ad).
Lighthouse area around 10:00 (MD)
Just a quick check.
Nothing on outflows
A bird waiting above nest hole with food in its bill. I assumed it would take the food to the hole when I backed off, but then it was joined by a second bird begging.
It was given one portion of food
The recipient didn't look like a juvenile (to me - I could be wrong)
It kept begging and was fed two more times
laying or sitting on a second brood of eggs or small chicks.
Middleton Nature Reserve
Preliminary ringing report - Juvenile Cetti’s was caught in western marsh and a reasonable selection of young and adult Warblers
Moth traps (PM)
Western marsh - Agonopterix conterminella identity confirmed by John Girdley. Really nice catch including four species of Wainscot and 17 Double Dart with a further 6 Double Dart in central marsh trap.
morning (JP) afternoon (MD)
Mute Swan - pair with 5 cygnets plus 2 adult and 2 2cy on main pond. Pair with 3 cygnets on "no swimming" pond. 1 adult on Tim Butler pond.
Coot 5 adult 2 young
Mallard 7 plus 1 with at least 9 well developed young
Tufted duck 1 male in eclipse
Little grebe 1 in summer plumage.
Black-Tailed Skimmer c5
Brown Hawker 1
Plenty of Gatekeeper and Small Skippers. Plus