Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Gull Wanderings.

The Belgium colour ringed B.H.Gull that I trapped in my garden and was at Thornton until 8th Jan. 2011 was seen at Siouville-Hague, France on 28th July . Will it return this winter?

Recent Ringing.

Garden Warbler.

Lesser Whitethroat.

Male Nuthatch.

Monday, 15 August 2011


Two Greenshank were off Wood bank at 6 pm. There were also 5 Teal, 2 Little Egret and a Grey Wagtail. 5 Buzzard and 2 Hobby were also above the wood.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

News from T.R.W.P.

Up to 5 Common Buzzard have been seen over the last few days. The highlight was a female/ juv. type Marsh Harrier at 8pm on the 12th Aug. being mobbed by 3 Hobbys. 2 Little Egrets are now regular.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Mud awaits waders!

The res is now lower than I have ever seen it so we await the wader passage with great anticipation. On the 18th July there were 6 Common Sandpipers and a single Redshank. Dave had 9 Crossbills on the 25th. There is a huge invasion of Two Barred Crossbills in Scandinavia, so perhaps they will reach our shores soon. This Common Sand was pictured on the outflow filter. There is another outlet below this so the water continues to make its way to Cropston.

Brown Argus?

I photographed this at Thornton today. I think it is a male Brown Argus. Any experts out there who can confirm this , or is it the brown form of female Common Blue? I think the lack of any spots on the fore wing near to the body is relevant and seems to match the image on page 125 of Butterflies of Brit. and Ireland, Thomas and Lewington.