2 Black Tern on the North Lake (juvenile top two pics and adult other two pics)
Juvenile Black-tailed Godwit on 100 acre
Juvenile Spotted Redshank (above and below) on 100 acre
Also 3 Common Sandpiper (above), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe but only 3-4 Lapwing (below) across the whole site
This juvenile large white-headed Gull stood out, quite Caspian like in structure but several features not right including the large proportion of white in the coverts. Possibly an integrade (i.e. what we dub a Caspo or Caspian-type)
At least 10-15 Common Buzzards kettling up and moving around today. Also two Red Kite (below) and 2-3 Sparrowhawk
Up to 50 Stock Dove on the 'wet grassland area'. Not many landbird migrants today apart from a passage of Swallows. A couple of Sedge Warbler in the Willowherbs, the odd Grey Wagtail going over and a few Willow/Chiffs along the edge.
Painted Lady on the mound (possibly the first for year at the farmlands)
Small Heath- not a common local butterfly. Also Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, a couple of Small Tortoiseshell and Small White today. At least 15 Migrant Hakwers around and 10+ Common Darter.
A few bits in the moth trap last night- dominated again by Vine's and Sqaure-spot Rustic. This Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix is the first for year. Also two more Ancylosis oblitella.
Another first for year- a Cockatiel. We haven't had many escaped species this year so good to get something for this year's escape list