Sunday, 25 September 2011

Mixtas and Med Gulls

After a week in the office it was back into the field for the weekend. Tophill Low, East Yorks again - maybe I need a change of habitat!

The Odonata transect on Saturday turned up some reasonable numbers with 1 Southern Hawker, 3 Brown Hawker, 57 Migrant Hawker (above), 87 Common Darters and 1 Ruddy Darter not to be sniffed at for the time of year. Alas, no Emerald Damselflies could be found.

Moth trapping pretty tedious... the usual end of September species noted. The easiest moth trapping summer for quite a while! Hopefully next year will turn up more in the boxes.

Birding wise, a female Marsh Harrier drifted south on Saturday and 3 Mediterranean Gulls were present on D on Sunday afternoon... 7 or 8 different birds over two weekends... used to be the annual sightings total for the site. A couple of Black-wits briefly on Saturday was the the best of the rest.

Eight-legged beasts aren't the norm for the blog... this Garden Spider posing for Doug Fairweather something new to post.

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