Wednesday 10 May 2017

Wintersett 10.05.17

What a difference a day makes.!   9 - 17 degrees.  Warm sunshine with light scattered cloud and a light north to easterly breeze this morning.  Hot and sunny all afternoon with the light breeze swinging south easterly by evening.
Anglers CP: The first  Oystercatcher chicks have hatched. (the northern pair.)    Curlew 2.  Wigeon 1m + 1f. Common Sandpiper 1.   Whimbrel 1 in at  08.55hrs then flew off to CP fields. Herring Gull 1 south at 10.10hrs.  Greylag Goose 9.  Grey Wagtail 1 + 1 WRes,,
22/24 holes have now been excavated in the Sand Martin Box.
Wintersett Res:  Cuckoo 1 m.  Yellow Wagtail 1 pair mobbing a Buzzard.
Moorhouse Lane Ponds: Little Grebe with 1 small young.  Reed Warbler 6+.  Lapwing 3.  Cuckoo 1 (maybe same bird ranging around area). 
Disposal Point: Lesser Whitethroat 1.
Lepidoptera: Dingy Skipper 7 on Disp Point,   Around the area:- Red Admiral 2.  Brimstone 2.  Small Tortoiseshell 2.  Peacock 1 and several  Orange Tips and Speckled Woods  
Odonata:  Common Blue Damselfly tenerals making maiden flights  WRes..    4 Spot Chaser 1  MLPond.

                                  Yellowhammer                   JHolliday

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