Whimbrel (presumed juvenile) - Mudbank. At least six off Mudbank this morning.
Yellow Wagtail - Orcombe.
Wheatear - Orcombe (with Dawlish Warren in the background).
Sanderling - Exmouth Beach. Four Sanderling were feeding with 2 Dunlin this morning.
My 10th Pearly Underwing of the year. Also in the trap last night - 1 European Corn-borer, 32 Rusty Dot Pearl, 2 Rush Veneer, 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 1 Portland Ribbon Wave, 1 Coastal Pearl, 1 Small China-mark and 1 Pebble Prominent, amongst some other stuff.
Yesterday's catch included 30 Rusty Dot Pearl, 8 Rush Veneer, 3 Portland Ribbon Wave, 1 Silver Y, 1 Delicate, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Pearly Underwing and 1 Turnip Moth.
European Corn-borer (female).
Coastal Pearl Mecyna asinalis.
Small China-mark (female) Cataclysta lemnata. Gorgeous hindwing!
Osprey - photographed from the back garden, yesterday. This is the lingering juvenile bird. Shortly after it had flown downriver, towards the Warren, I picked up what was presumably a second bird. It appeared very high up, over the Haldon Ridge, and gradually lost height before reaching the river, where it patrolled for a while, still quite high up, and then drifted off upriver.