I finally got the chance to photograph a juvenile lesser black-backed gull this morning. A single bird rested for a while on Maer Rocks but the poor light level meant I didn't get a very satisfactory shot. It seems to be getting much quieter bird-wise at the moment with just a single ringed plover, 2 juvenile mediterranean gulls, 2 manx shearwaters and 8 common scoter making it in to the notebook. I had just three willow warblers on Orcombe Point but was distracted by the masses of butterflies present. During a short spell at both Orcombe Point and Blackhill Quarry I managed to photograph 16 different species (small heath managed to avoid the camera lens) which represents about a quarter of all the species occurring in the British Isles.
Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell
I have received information about the GWE of July 6th 2014 at Powderham. From pictures I sent to the ringer he believes it to be a bird first ringed in Lac De Grand-Lieu in Loire Atlantique on May 10th 2013. Ring combination is Yellow/Red on left leg and Blue/Lime/Metal(CA75487) on right leg. This is first sighting since ringing. However he did say to exercise caution with the ID as the quality of image I sent could compromise colour combination. Hope this is of some interest.ReplyDelete