Mediterranean Gull at The Patch
The Patch has been very quiet this week, with just a few Mediterranean Gulls and Common Terns of note there. A male Black Redstart was behind the hide this morning.
Common Seal at The Patch
Late morning JTM alerted me to some Common Buzzards moving around the peninsular, I set my scope up in the front garden and quickly located 4 Common Buzzards and 2 Marsh Harriers, while scanning for more I picked out a Bittern flying over Hookers and followed it all the way to the Tower Pits, a long awaited and welcome from the garden tick.
14.15-15.15 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 12 drifted west along the colour change
Great-crested Grebe: 2 around
Gannet: 7W 1E
Cormorant: 4 around
Sandwich Tern: 6W
Harbour Porpoise: 2+
Grey Seal: 1
Young Dunnock in the garden for the last couple of days
Juvenile Goldfinches have started to appear at the garden feeders this week
The moth trap has been generally poor lately due to the cold windy nights, but has pulled in one or two nice moths.
The first Cynaeda dentalis of the year in my trap, one of my favourite micros
First Leopard Moth of the year, a gorgeous beast.