Monday 11 September 2023

Another Dewick's Plusia

I trapped a second (for the garden, here in Exmouth) Dewick's Plusia last night. Also of note - 6 Rusty Dot Pearl, 3 Box-tree Moth, 1 Vestal, 6 Portland Ribbon Wave, 1 Silver Y, 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 6 L-album Wainscot, 1 White Point, 2 Old Lady, 1 Centre-barred Sallow and 1 Gold Triangle.

Mudbank - two quick visits (early am and mid pm) - totals included 60 Wigeon, 47+ Pintail, 3 Teal, 2 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Sandwich Terns, 7 Knot, 2 Common Gulls and the Yellow-legged Gull. Also 3 Stock Doves.
Orcombe Point - pretty quiet with just 13+ Chiffchaffs, 12+ Meadow Pipits, 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Tree Pipits, c20+ Swallows and 2 Kestrels. A flock of c30 Yellow Wagtails is still moving around the cattle herds.

Yesterday's Orcombe totals included 1 Spotted Flycatcher, c50+ Swallows, c30 Yellow Wagtails, 23+ Meadow Pipits, c25 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 7 Tree Pipits, 3 Grey Wagtails, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatears, 1+ Siskin and 1 Goldcrest.
Mudbank - c340 Canada Geese, 1 Snow Goose, 4 Sandwich Terns, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, the second-summer/third-winter Yellow-legged Gull and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull. A juvenile Peregrine put in a brief appearance  and a Garden Warbler was in the bushes by the viewing screen.


 Centre-barred Sallow

The second-summer/third winter Yellow-legged Gull was again off Mudbank this afternoon, having earlier been in the recycling centre.

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