A Hobby flew over. Tufted Duck 2 small young.
Kingfisher 1. Mallard 97 + 18 WRes..
Common Tern 22 + 6 ACP. Goldeneye 1 female.
Anglers CP: Essex Skipper 1 Common Blue 1.
Wintersett Res. west bank: Small Tortoiseshell Ringlet 1 Peacock 1.
Botany Bay Odonata: Red-eyed Damselfly 1 male.
Last nights moth session with Harry Beaumont, members of our group and Barnsley Naturalists, produced 32 species of macro moths. They included Coronet, Poplar Hawk, Elephant Hawk, Bordered Pug, Fen Wainscot, Iron, Pale, Swallow and Pale Swallow Prominents.
Also on the wing a male Ruddy Darter and 12 Smooth Newts were counted (C. Parkin).
86 birds were ringed this morning:
Chiffchaff 34, Willow Warbler 9, Blackcap 9, Garden Warbler 2
Whitethroat 4, Reed Warbler 8, Sedge Warbler 9,
Cetti's Warbler 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Bearded Tit 1.
This morning Wintersett Ringing Group caught Reed Warbler Z338943. The bird was originally ringed as an adult male on 9 July 2015. That's 8 years, 20 days! (& hadn't been seen since July 2019 prior to today).
A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was in the shallows. Photo - Steve Denny.