Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wintersett 21.05.17

9 - 16 degrees with sunny spells and scattered, increasing cloud and a light southerly.
Wintersett Res: Grey Wagtail 1 m.  Cetti's Warbler 6 singing males.
Disposal Point: Cuckoo 1 singing male.
Anglers CP: A rather quiet morning -  Oystercatcher 3 young. Pochard 1m.  Wigeon 1 pair.  Herring Gull 1. - but finished with a very nice OSPREY circling over, then leaving south at 12.10hrs.
Lepidoptera Disposal Point: Dingy Skipper 3 and Small Heath 1
Coleoptera: A great find by Paul Meredith was 2 Green Tiger Beetles Cicindela campestris on the Disposal point.  Not sure if these are the first for this area - ~will check with Mike Denton and update later.  (22.05.17Mike Denton confirmed Green Tiger Beetles are the first for the Wintersett recording area.)
CHRes:  Yellow Wagtail 1.  5 Oystercatchers flying around.                   
Santingley Area.  A Barn Owl was hunting at dusk.

                              Dingy Skipper   Disposal Point                CSwaine
                                Green Tiger Beetle    Disposal Point    CSwaine
                                                        Osprey                             ACP   PMeredith

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