|This is just part of the largest group of grazing gulls, there are c400 in this frame,|
plus there is a smaller group to the east and another on the northern edge of the skear
|This is about the "best" shot. It is slightly clearer if you open the image|
Even as it flew across the bay, it lifted the gulls resting on the sand bars
|Summer plumage Dunlin with four of the Sanderling moving to summer plumage.|
|The dipping pond was covered in "flies"|
|There were several Common Blue butterflies |
Short ringing session this morning, not ideal conditions, breezy and sunshine early on.
Only five birds caught and no moths in the trap set overnight.
New birds caught were single Sedge and Reed Warblers.
Retraps were a Willow Warbler, Great Tit and a Lesser Whitethroat.
The Lesser Whitethroat was originally ringed in 2017, and had not been caught again until today.
No Grasshopper Warblers heard during the time there.
I had a quick look around after lunch (MD)
The aggressive male Mute had almost cleared the main pond
|just two left which he had driven up the east bank.|
|I was surprised that the mute was tolerating this Greylag sat on the peninsula.|