Friday 17 September 2021

Mandarins Vestal

At least  5 Chiffchaffs after work on Orcombe Point this afternoon, along with 2 Stonechats, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 1 Redstart, 1 Blackcap and c50/100+ Meadow Pipits. A quick check of Mudbank produced the juvenile Spotted Redshank, 6 Redshanks, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Common Terns and 3 Sandwich Terns.

These juv/female-type Mandarins were on Blackhill Quarry this evening - the second time I've seen this species here. Also on tonight's dog-walk - 6 Tufted Ducks, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Dartford Warbler and 7 Swallows.

Vestal - Orcombe Point. Not too much in trap last night but immigrant species were represented by 1 Dark Sword-grass, 5 Rusty Dot Pearl, 2 Silver Y and 1 White-point.

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