South shore (PM. MD)
Rock Pipit 3
Mediterranean gull - 15 out from Ocean Edge and on Red Nab, almost half (7) were juvenile c3 hours before high water.
|Later there were two juvenile Meds on No.2 outflow|
Heliport roost included 87 Turnstone
Middleton Nature Reserve (MD)
The sun came out for a couple of hours in the afternoon, still coolish though, but I thought I would see how the insects were faring.
The wildfowl was the same as yesterday, with the, unexpected, exception of one of the missing cygnets turning up on the "no swimming" pond with the single adult. Still one adult plus one cygnet unaccounted for.
Butterflies - amazingly the only species seen was Speckled Wood (quite a lot of them though). Amazing because there are plenty of Small Tortoiseshell and Small White on the shore.
Dragonflies - two species seen.
Common Darter 9
|The population is looking aged though.|