Red Nab on late Incoming tide - brief check (PM)
Mediterranean gull - one adult Darvic ringed with what appeared to be yellow letters on dark blue background - four characters.
Six altogether (4 2cy, one 3cy and the above Ad).
Lighthouse area around 10:00 (MD)
Just a quick check.
Nothing on outflows
A bird waiting above nest hole with food in its bill. I assumed it would take the food to the hole when I backed off, but then it was joined by a second bird begging.
It was given one portion of food
The recipient didn't look like a juvenile (to me - I could be wrong)
It kept begging and was fed two more times
The donator, now on left, went off with an empty bill. The recipient, retained the last portion of food in its bill and flew off towards the nest hole.
laying or sitting on a second brood of eggs or small chicks.
Middleton Nature Reserve
Preliminary ringing report - Juvenile Cetti’s was caught in western marsh and a reasonable selection of young and adult Warblers
Moth traps (PM)
Western marsh - Agonopterix conterminella identity confirmed by John Girdley. Really nice catch including four species of Wainscot and 17 Double Dart with a further 6 Double Dart in central marsh trap.
Silky Wainscot western and central marsh traps
morning (JP) afternoon (MD)
Mute Swan - pair with 5 cygnets plus 2 adult and 2 2cy on main pond. Pair with 3 cygnets on "no swimming" pond. 1 adult on Tim Butler pond.
Coot 5 adult 2 young
Mallard 7 plus 1 with at least 9 well developed young
Tufted duck 1 male in eclipse
Little grebe 1 in summer plumage.
Black-Tailed Skimmer c5
Brown Hawker 1
I've given up trying to work out the various stages and types of Blue-Tailed Damselfy (MD)
Plenty of Gatekeeper and Small Skippers. Plus