Ocean Edge/Red Nab - a bit late in tide due to hold ups resulting from chemical spill (on road not sea) PM
Mediterranean gull 14 including 3 juvenile
Middleton Nature Reserve
The water level on the "no swimming " pond has risen 1m since yesterday's early morning deluge.
Today no Little Grebes could be found on this pond, but an adult and a juvenile were feeding on the much shallower main pond.
|Juvenile Little Grebe|
|Adult in summer plumage|
The birds were feeding themselves,
but close together in the shallow area near the peninsula.
Water Rail 1 calling from central marsh
Remaining wildfowl as yesterday.
Dragonflies as yesterday too, except add 1 Black-Tailed Skimmer.
Just a quick check as the tide was starting to cover the beach next to wooden jetty, found almost nothing - no gulls on beach, no sign of any Rock Pipits and no insect movement (none was expected with the westerly breeze).
The only sign of life were a couple of Willow Warblers near the waterfall, plus the resident Linnets.