The gentle breeze started NNW before drifting to east and ending up SE. Occasional cloud cover but mainly sunny and warm.
Eider- 5 (two drakes)
Red-breasted Merganser- 3
Great Crested Grebe- 3 (including one displaying pair)
(Unfortunately missing the Sanderling by an hour!)
Middleton Nature Reserve
Just a quick check of the two main ponds.
Cetti's warbler - male singing from central marsh.
Wildfowl status unchanged, although the Mute and Mallard families are alternating ponds. When the Mute move in the Mallard move out.
Only dragonflies seen were Four-spotted chaser.
The Coot pair on the "no swimming " pond have three chicks, I think the dragonfly on this clip is also a Four-Spotted chaser (MD)
Grasshopper warbler - one singing from the non operational land next to the Power Station, several bursts heard from the track along the eastern boundary of the Power Staion that takes you to Red Nab.
|The ringed male Rock Pipit was having more luck catching flies today,|
but the good news is that they weren't for him, unfortunately I failed to see where he took them.
|These shots from the small anemometer area|