Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Wintersett + Gull Roost etc 31.08.2021

Wintersett Res: 

3 Ruff flew over and then over Anglers CP.  Left north at 08.30hrs.  Little Egret 1. 

Little Grebe 21 + 5 Anglers CP.  Shoveler 31.  

Anglers CP:

Teal 16 + 7 Wintersett Res..   Swift 3.  Snipe 3.  Sand Martin 5. 

A Whitethroat was on the east bank.  

Gull roost tonight on Wintersett Res. per @StevieD131  

Black-headed Gull 2000,  Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults,  Herring Gull 21, 

Common Gull  3. Lesser Black-backed Gull 52.  

A Hobby and a Tawny Owl were hunting at dusk. 

Pits Wood/Station Road on 30.08.2021

Many thanks to Mike Denton who identifed and confirmed this is a nymph of Palomena prasina or Common  Green Shield Bug.  The vestigial wing cases make it a nymph - an adult would have the  wingcases extending along the abdomen and they would  overlap.  On a beetle the wing cases join in a straight line - a feature that is very noticeable on ladybirds.

                                     Palomena prasina or Common Green Shield Bug

                                    on the edge of Pits Wood, Station Road -  Pete Smith

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