We had a decent ringing session this morning with two nets set on each side. The conditions were almost ideal with perhaps a little too much clear sun at times. However, the catch of 43 birds ( the majority juvenile) was satisfactory. The first juvenile Grasshopper Warbler was a nice catch.
Grasshopper Warbler 1 juv
Sedge Warbler 5
Reed Warbler 2 plus 3 retraps
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Willow Warbler 1
Great Tit 1 retrap
I just did a quick circuit of the main pond in the afternoon (MD)
Additions to wildfowl
Coot 1 first for a month or so
Moorhen have two young chicks
Brown Hawker 2
Black-Tailed Skimmer 3
Common Darter 6
Report from Pete Crooks.
Red Nab (9.10 – 10.45 am on rising tide)
28 Mediterranean Gull (18 adults, 10 juveniles) – with many heading off SE towards Potts Corner with the incoming tide.
1 colour-ringed Oystercatcher – green darvic & white code on left leg, but too distant to read
1 Rock Pipit
1 Grey Seal offshore
Heysham Nature Park – Butterflies included 7 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 8 Gatekeeper, 6 Meadow Brown, 2 Common Blue and 1 Small Skipper
I checked along the wall as Pete was finishing (MD).
There were at least two juvenile Mediterranean gulls feeding on outflows (1 on No.2 then 2 on No.1). Probably some that Pete had seen on Red Nab.
|Juvenile Mediterranean gull|
This clip, shows one of the juvenile Meds from all angles