Friday, 4 August 2017

Wintersett 04.08.17

15 - 17 degrees with sun, scattered cloud and a westerly breeze.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: Greenshank 2 dropped in 08.00hrs, then left south west.  
Anglers CP: Little Egret 1.  Pochard 1.  Little Grebe 1 + 1  CHRes..  Common Sandpiper 1 + 1 CHRes.  Buzzard 1 adult + 1 juvenile in Hare Park area.  An adult Hobby flew over + a 1st summer Hobby was over Botany Bay.
Cold Hiendley Res: Shoveler 4.  Goldeneye 1 female in wing moult. Tufted Duck 196, with most in wing moult.  
Moorhouse Lane Big Pond: Wigeon 1 female.
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 17.  An adult Arctic Tern was in the north east corner.
Lepidoptera: A range of butterflies were seen in the area this morning, but not in any great numbers.
Meadow Brown 1, Small White 4 CHRes..   Brown Argus 1,  Holly Blue 1,  Green-veined White 1 and Gatekeeper 1 west bank WRes..   Small Skipper east bank WRes..  Brimstone 2 ACP.
Critters: 2 Mink were seen at Anglers CP.

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