Rose City Bird Observatory and also Area Centre: 8th July

Rose City Expense

Manx Shearwater c70, Balearic Shearwater 2etc 2e, Typical Scoter 7w, Mediterranean Gull 5etc, Cuckoo 1, Swift 20, Sand Martin 10s, Ingest 40s, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 1; additionally Bottle-nosed Dolphin 8etc.


Black-tailed Godwit 1.

Today’s Black-tailed Godwit at Ferrybridge © Debby Saunders:

We plainly require to make spiteful remarks concerning Tornado Petrels regularly: no faster had we regreted just how hard it is to capture them in any kind of numbers nowadays after that they instantly strove to make us look silly by organizing an unforeseen renewal at the Expense suggestion last evening; after 6 drawn in double-quick time after sundown we after that also fluked a French-ringed bird – just our 2nd ever before at the Expense © Martin Cade:

Fanatics of nature instead attract us and also today’s little inquisitiveness was this yellow-chested man Linnet; regretfully, the exceptionally severe light of an additional day of blazing warm sunlight instead worn out the colours in our pictures so you’ll need to take our word for the reality that to our eyes it actually was noticeably yellow; we have actually seen pictures of Redpolls with their red changed with yellow yet have actually never ever seen this in the numerous hundreds of Linnets that we have actually managed © Martin Cade:

It was actually pleasing to see this Coastline Diamond-back Rhigognostis annuatella that John Williamson highlighted for us to see today – it had actually been caught over night in John’s yard at Blacknor. In our very early days at the Expense we made use of to capture annuatella each year in some numbers and also basically took it for provided; nonetheless, it after that unexpectedly disappeared instead like, for instance, Dotted Old-fashioned and also Bordered Gothic, and also up until today we had no documents of it after 1994. There are a couple of facets of the biology of this varieties at Rose city that have actually constantly puzzled us: MBGBI offers the larval foodplant as Typical Scurvygrass Cochlearia officinalis and also in his testimonial of Rose city lepidoptera in the Victorian period Nelson Richardson mentioned that “larva occasionally usual on Cochlearia“; nonetheless, the Plants of Dorset specifies that there are no particular documents of this plant for Dorset, not to mentioned Rose city. Modern resources expand the series of larval foodplants to Danish Scurvygrass (which obviously additionally does not take place on ‘landmass’ Rose city) and also Unshaven Bitter-cress (which is videotaped below) Whatever the result of this dilemma it’s pleasing that annuatella plainly isn’t vanished on the island also if it’s probably much scarcer than it as soon as was © Martin Cade:

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