Thursday 15 September 2022

Acleris logiana

Grey Birch Button Acleris logiana 12/9.  Also trapped on Sunday night - 27 Rusty Dot Pearl, 5 Rush Veneer, 1 Silver Y, 2 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Delicate, 2 Turnip, 1 Portland Ribbon Wave, 4 L-album Wainscot, 1 Small Blood-vein and 1 Flame Shoulder, in with the regulars. On Monday night - an increase in immigrant numbers with 11 Rusty Dot Pearl, 3 Pearly Underwing, 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Turnip, 1 European Corn-borer and 1 White-point. Other notables included 1 Pinion-streaked Snout, 5 L-album Wainscot, 1 Old Lady and 1 Feathered Ranunculus.

Mudbank today - 29 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, c30 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 3 Redshank. Really good to catch up with Keith this morning. A spell looking from the back garden produced a Red Kite west across the river at 1145, Osprey at 1125 and 1156, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven and a flock of c60 Cattle Egrets that appeared high above Cockwood before dropping down somewhere behind Starcross. Small parties were then seen flying back to a cattle herd behind Cockwood.

On Orcombe first thing - 5 Grey Wagtails, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Goldcrest, c30 Meadow Pipits and c40+ Linnets. Three Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew towards the river.

Off Mudbank on Monday - 22 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 1 juvenile Osprey, 1 juvenile Little Gull, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 50+ Sandwich Terns, 4+ Common Terns, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, c260 Wigeon, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 16 Pintail, 13+ Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Kingfisher and at least 1 Siskin over, north.

Orcombe Point was quiet first thing. Two Tree Pipits the best of it.

 Osprey and Powderham Castle.

This well-marked Delicate, my 8th this year, was the best of it last night. Diminishing returns at the moment with just 9 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 European Corn-borer, 5 L-album Wainscot and 1 Mecyna asinalis amongst the usuals.

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