Light early SWS breeze became quite blustery and SW by evening. Mainly overcast but still warm.
A morning check by Pete:
Canada goose 29 south c09:00
Mediterranean gull 1 3rd calendar year in summer plumage - with Black-headed gulls, a long way out from Ocean Edge toward Potts Corner.
Black-headed gull 1 1st calendar year
Also on south shore (MD)
c40 geese north low over the caravan park. Only seen from a distance, but suggested Greylag
c30 geese even further away landed on sea out from the estuary - not possible to identify with my optics.
|The 1st calendar year Black-headed gull was with two adult, but it at least |
tried to feed itself
Rock pipits 2 - the ringed male was standing guard at the lighthouse and chased off a second bird.
Grey Seal 2 a male and a female, just out from Red Nab. The male is the larger of the two on the left.
Here are a couple of details:
|This is the female yawning, she is much smaller and females have |
dark spots on a pale background
|Males are much larger and have pale markings on a dark background|
Middleton Nature Reserve
Just a quick late afternoon check
Cetti's Warbler - no swimming pond male singing
|Summer plumage Little Grebe feeding on "no swimming" pond.|
|This is a detail of the head - they do actually look like an alien species|
|Slightly more "attractive", Silver-ground Carpet moth.|
Another common species, this is one of two seen this afternoon
The only Dragonflies seen were Emperor 2, but just the three large ponds checked.