Wednesday 24 August 2022

Black Tern, Y Wags

One of at least 16 Yellow Wagtails on Orcombe this morning - mobile between cattle herds.

A good little spell of birding continued today, with my first Black Tern of the summer. A juvenile was with c50+ Common Terns, sat on Cockle Sands around 7am. Shortly afterwards, the whole flock was spooked by a Peregrine and they shot off towards the Warren. Also off Mudbank today - at least 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 260+ Curlew, 9 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Stock Doves, 19 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose. A juvenile Hobby was chasing Swallows over the house at 1725. At least 30 Sandwich Terns were on Bull Hill.
A quick look at Orcombe produced at least 16 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit, Thirteen juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were on Maer Rocks.

White-pont. Last night's moths included 3 Rush Veneer, 30 Rusty Dot Pearl, 3 Silver Y, 10 Portland Ribbon Wave, 3 Pearly Underwing, 2 White-point and 3 Pale Mottled Willow.

Pearly Underwing.

Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella.

Delicate - trapped yesterday, as was the L-album Wainscot below.

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