The plan yesterday was for other things to be done, but the pull on the Conder Pool magnate proved to much for me, in any case I needed to keep up to date with the state of play, so I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours there....Plan B.
There was a bit of a scare when I arrived at Conder Green, there was no sign of any Common Tern young, just the two growing well Black-headed Gull young. After around 15 minutes, and still no sign, an adult tern arrived from the estuary carrying a fish, the bird appeared to be going to feed the other adult the tasty fish, but heyup....having been hidden from view in the shadows, the two young terns came out of the depths of the nest box....Phew!!
Six Common Tern seen, which includes a third bird sitting at the backside of the small island left of the viewing screen. As far as I can see, there are two Avocet sitting, and I noted 6 Goldfinch flitting around. A Greenshank and 4 Common Sandpiper were in the creeks.
A walk along the coastal path produced 2 Painted Lady, 2 Speckled Wood, and a Cinnabar moth. An Emperor Dragonfly was patrolling the canal east beyond Christ Church. On the Lune Estuary, a Greenshank, 6 Eider, and 22 Greylag to note.
Painted Lady on Hebe. Pete Woodruff.
In our garden, 2 Painted Lady were nectar'ing on Hebe, and a young Dunnock was a nice surprise, and brought the tally to five species of young seen in the garden, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, and Dunnock.