Wednesday 22 July 2020

Ringing and mothing morning

Alan and John operated two actinic traps and then two similarly socially distanced ringing sessions either side of the track between the western and central marshes at Middleton NR

Moths included another Agonopterix conterminella, Eudonia pallida and another wainscot species making an appearance - Bulrush.  Still Silky Wainscot around along with a few Southern

Birds saw a decent selection of early migrants including the first Garden Warbler of the autumn, 10 new Sedge Warbler, 11 new Whitethroat and five each of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.  A new juvenile Cetti's Warbler was caught in the central marsh suggesting that four successfully fledged from the territory there

Brief coastal birding saw nothing of interest