Moltoni's Warbler (Richard Porter)
Footage of male Moltoni's Warbler (Paul Nichols/ National Trust)
There was a nice supporting cast of migrants on that day too, with 4 Common Redstarts, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchats, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, and 7 Yellow Wagtails. A scan of the harbour also produced a couple of fine waders in the form of a Wood Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper in summer plumage. The rest of the week has been relatively quiet in terms of migrants.
In insect news this week we've had a few butterfly 'firsts' for the year including Common Blue, Red Admiral and Painted Lady.
Today we carried out the first major nest count of the year in the Black-headed Gull colony.
Mixed Sandwich Tern and Black-headed Gull Colony, Blakeney Point (Sarah)
With careful footwork we counted 2,075 nests, a few of those already with chicks and a couple of eggs ready to hatch.
Black-headed Gull egg hatching (Sarah)
Shell and shingle (Harry Mitchell)
Blakeney Point ranger team 2015 (Harry Mitchell)
- Paul, Sarah, Ajay and Josh