Saturday, 6 August 2011
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull or LBB (I give up on some of these)
Tufted Ducks- three broods on the Northern lake at the moment
Great Oak Beauty? (probably Willow Beauty)
5561 is the total population of birds that were on or over the farm today. Well rather it is what I saw (this time of year there is probably a lot of passerines keeping low). The bulk of that number is made up of Starling (2000), Jackdaw (400), Carrion Crow (200), Herring Gull (700) and Ring-necked Parakeet (1500).
3 Wood Sandpipers still present.
Last night the moth room was pretty busy- I (think I) had Yellow Shell, Great Oak Beauty, Tree Lichen Beauty, some kind of Pug, 4-5 species of unidentified micro (meal moth?) and what I think was a Speckled Footman. (Actually could have been Ethmia dodecea).