A much fresher WSW to SW wind today, overcast in the morning but largely sunny in the afternoon.
No Wheatears again
Rock Pipit 2 on same tide line as yesterday
Kestrel 1 feeding around the foreshore
Mediterranean gull at least 6 adult/3rd calendar year on Red Nab
The gulls are becoming more attracted to the waterfall in the harbour again. Dominated by the large gulls, the Black-Headed gulls have started hovering above them, but only room for one at a time, so they take turns. Presumably they quickly get tiered hovering like this, but it must be worthwhile. I expect that when they are successful, they get a good sized meal. (MD)
Middleton Nature Reserve
Mute Swan - pair plus 9 cygnets
Moorhen 2 adult + 3 immature on"no swimming" 2 adult on Tim Butler pond.
Teal 9 - all on Tim Butler pond
Little grebe 1
Green Sandpiper 1 on Tim Butler pond. Today's heading says "showing". The inverted commas reflect that although it was feeding in the increasingly shallow water in plain sight, it is no longer possible to get a decent sight line for this pond. I was precariously balanced on an old wooden beam to get this clip (MD).
Chiffchaff 2 singing
Kestrel 1 feeding
Migrant Hawker 1
Common Darter 10+
Red Admiral 3
Small White 1
Speckled Wood 12+
Rosemary and Peter Silvester took these nice shots on Monday
|Migrant Hawker on Middleton Nature Reserve|
|Female Common Darter Heysham Moss Nature Reserve|