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Blackcaps on Brook Meadow
Malcolm Phillips had an early morning walk around Brook Meadow and was surprised at how many female Blackcaps were present. He saw four of them in the trees on the causeway and another three by the gas holder. That is very good news as it could mean at least seven pairs were breeding on the meadow this year, which is more than we usually get. Here are photos of two of the female Blackcaps that Malcolm got.

Sparrowhawks at Nore Barn
Malcolm Phillips then went over to Nore Barn where he saw two Sparrowhawks flying over the woods. That is also good news as it probably means these birds nested again in Nore Barn Woods as they have done for several years. Malcolm's photo could be of a juvenile bird as its plumage a rather browner than one might expect in an adult.

Warblington shore
Peter Milinets-Raby says the Warblington shore has been very quiet over his last few visits and this morning's was no exception. The highlights from the last few visits have been:
11th August: 1 Spotted Redshank, 47 Dunlin, 25 Grey Plover
12th August: 25 Common Tern, 1 summer plumaged Knot.
15th August: 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 22 Ringed Plover.

Today's unremarkable highlights were as follows (6:26am to 8:55am):
Ibis Field: 1 Sedge Warbler
Hedgerow behind Conigar Point: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler.
Conigar Point - extremely low tide! 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 6 Canada Geese east, 1 Common Sandpiper in the stream (my second sighting this autumn!), 6 Grey Plover, 14 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 1 Willow Warbler in the Tamarisk hedge.
Off Pook Lane: 7 Greenshank (just one with rings - G//R+YN//-), 7 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 15 Little Egrets feeding in the trickle of water in the channel, 4 Common Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Tern, 1 Buzzard.
Langstone Mill Pond: 6 Swallow, Grey Heron young still in the top nest in the Holm Oak - almost fledged! 27 Little Egrets loitering - 10+ are juveniles. 2 juvenile Tufted Duck getting older and very independent (see photo) - no sign of mum. 4 Reed Warbler seen.


Brook Meadow
Malcolm Phillips had a good morning for dragonflies on the meadow getting excellent images of both male and female Common Darters. These are relative small dragonflies, but fairly easy to identify.

Malcolm also got what looks like an immature Southern Hawker. The adults are much brighter green. These are fairly common on Brook Meadow at this time of the year and often fly quite close to you.

Malcolm also captured these two birds reaping the rich fruit harvest that Brook Meadow now provides; a Blackbird taking Alder Buckthorn berries and a Greenfinch tucking into a juicy Blackberry.

Groundhopper on Hampshire Farm
Chris Oakley sent me a photo of this Groundhopper that he took on the Hampshire Farm site this afternoon.

Groundhoppers are a bit like grasshoppers, but as can be seen in Chris's photo, the pronotum extends back over the whole top of the abdomen. The forewings are reduced to small scales, but hind wings are usually well-developed. They are active all the year in sunshine, preferring bare and sparsely-vegetated ground. There are three species in Britain, of which Common Groundhopper and Slender Groundhopper are the most common.
I am certainly no authority on these insects, but comparing Chris's photo with those on the internet my guess is that his insect is a Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata) as the pronotum is relatively short. The pronotum of a Slender Groundhopper (Tetrix subulata) would be longer. I would appreciate any help for clarify thisidentification.
For more information and photos go to . . . . . . and . . .


Brook Meadow management
This morning, in light drizzle, I met up with Gareth (an ecologist from Aluco Ecology) and Jennifer Rye, Maurice Lillie and David Search from the Brook Meadow Conservation Group. We had a very useful and informative discussion regarding management of the grassland of Brook Meadow. Regarding the northern part of the north meadow it was thought to be a good idea to try to reduce the dominance of Tall Fescue, which currently dominates the area to the exclusion of most other plants. It was decided to create a couple of experimental areas which would be cut hard and scraped and then sown with Yellow Rattle seeds collected from the orchid area, along with Meadow Barley and Corky-fruited Water-dropwort seeds provided by Gareth. Thanks to Malcolm Phillips for the photo.

After much discussion it was thought best not to change the management of the main orchid area as this area is functioning quite well at present, nor the Lumley area. However, the sedgey area above the causeway and the south meadow will probably need extra management. Martin Cull will be asked to carry out some extra cutting and clearing this autumn.

Peter Pond Trout
On Aug 1st, Malcolm Phillips met Steve Hooper at the top of Peter Pond to have a look at Brown Trout that Malcolm has been photographing over the past few weeks in the pond north of the footbridge. Steve is a retired Environment Agency employee and a fish keeper with more than fifty years experience. The large Trout that Malcolm got did not show up today, but Steve was very surprised to see what he called 'Brook Trout' as he thought they had vanished years ago. Steve stayed for about 2 hours and Malcolm found him very interesting and full of information.

Here is a photo the Malcolm got of some Brown Trout in the Lumley Stream on July 5th.

Brook Trout
Here is some information on Brook Trout that I gleaned from the internet.
It is not native to Britain and originates from America. With a greeny brown tinge to its flanks and its white tipped pectoral, anal and pelvic fins, this is a beautiful species of Trout. The Brook Trout's tail fin is square but is rare occasions it can have a slight fork to its shape. The average size of an adult Brookie ranges between 10 to 12 inches.
Brook Trout prefer cooler waters and will spend their time feeding in shallow pools. Once more confident they will explore deeper waters. They will lay stationary in areas of weed, under cut banks and around boulders and logs, Brook Trout tend to favour clear clean water. They are popular with anglers due to their fighting behaviours and their impressive determination to escape. Here is a photo of one caught in Scotland that I got from the internet.


Emsworth Harbour
15:00 - Tide falling. I started by having a quick look at Nore Barn where I found the regular Greenshank G+GL feeding in the stream all alone. The Spotted Redshank is not expected until early October at least, but one never knows these days. The only other birds in the stream were three Mute Swans, a Little Egret and several Black-headed Gulls.

15:30 - I went over to the eastern harbour to wait for the godwits to arrive, but they just did not turn up in any numbers, like they did yesterday. It was very hot so maybe they were having a snooze in the shade somewhere.


Emsworth Harbour
14:30 - I popped down to marina seawall about 3 hours after high water with the tide was falling rapidly. I had to wait for 30 minutes before the waders came onto the emerging mudflats, first Redshank and Greenshank then Black-tailed Godwits.
I counted a total of 87 Godwits, so numbers are building up. I noticed a godwit with a shell clamped to its foot, like the one last week. This must be a fairly common risk for waders in the harbour? Fortunately the shell appears to do no harm as it falls off after a short period. I could only find one colour-ringed bird: Black-tailed Godwit G+WR. This was my 3rd sighting of this bird this autumn and my 115th sighting of this very regular godwit in Emsworth Harbour since Nov 2008.

I also spotted a couple of colour-ringed Greenshank:
Greenshank G+BL tag - I first saw this bird in Emsworth Harbour on 09-Apr-14. The black round tag is very prominent on the blue ring.
Greenshank G+YG - This was my 4th sighting of this bird in Emsworth Harbour since 23-Sep-13. Previously seen this season on 05-Aug-15.

Hobbies in Hollybank
Tom Bickerton was caught in a traffic hold up on the Emsworth Common Road to the north of Hollybank Woods when he clearly heard young Hobbies calling from the woods. He thinks the calls could be from the young of one of the two pairs that nested close by. So, Tom says, if anyone is about the Woods it would be worth just keeping an eye (and an ear) open especially along the field margins for these birds, and they may even be lucky enough to witness the adults hunting swallows, which is a fantastic sight. 


Swan news
Brian Lawrence came to Emsworth today and had a good view of the Mute Swan family with 5 cygnets. He got a nice photo of the famous white Polish cygnet conveniently showing a pink leg and foot. Pink legs and feet are the main distinguishing features of a Polish swan when it is fully mature; normal adult Mute Swans have black legs and feet.

Peter Pond
Malcolm Phillips spent some time at one of his favourite spots today on the Lumley Path footbridge at the top of Peter Pond. He got several images of birds including a cracking Goldfinch and what I think is a Reed Warbler, though it could possibly be a Cetti's Warbler if I could see it tail.

Hampshire Farm
Chris Oakley says the flock of Canada Geese that visited the pond on the Hampshire Farm site have all gone, probably back 'home' to Thorney Island. But, he says, like human travellers they have left the place in a bit of a mess. However, the Heron is back which is good to see. The Mallard still has her full compliment of eight ducklings which are now fully grown. Just as well they are as this Heron could easily snap them up.

For more details go to Chris's dedicated web site at . . .


North Thorney
I intended to have a look at the eastern harbour, but I misjudged the tide , so instead I had a walk along the old ERA track which was very quiet indeed. However, it was good to see several Swallows flying around, which presumably meant they had nested successfully again in the stables. There were plenty of wild flowers alongside the track including good quantities of Stone Parsley and Great Willowherb, plus lots of big juicy blackberries.

I came back along the footpath through the old Marina Farm (south of the Deckhouses Estate) which has been a rather run down stables for many years since the farm closed down. The stables are currently completely deserted with no horses, people or vehicles anywhere. There is a notice on the eastern gate that due to a family bereavement the gate will be locked until further notice, but this does not affect access along the footpath through the farm area. The rough barren ground immediately west of the stables has a mixture of plants, including quite a lot of what I think is Red Goosefoot. This is a dark green fleshy plant, but not mealy, like other Goosefoots. The leaves are diamond-shaped and well, but irregularly, toothed.

Hampshire Farm
Early this evening, Chris Oakley saw 54 Canada Geese fly onto the Hampshire Farm pond. These are probably the Thorney birds that often go for a fly around the area in a large flock. Hilary Gilson recently reported them over Prinsted. They also occasionally visit the Emsworth millponds and many years ago I recall seeing them on Aldsworth Pond. It looks as if they have discovered this new pond in North Emsworth, so they may become fairly frequent visitors.

Warblington shore
Peter Milinets-Raby popped down to the Warblington shore this morning at 11:15am for an hour. The tide was beginning to drop and expose the mud.
Off Pook Lane: 22 Dunlin, 1 Spotted Redshank (hiding in with the Redshank, but soon vanished into a muddy gully - winter plumage, with clean under parts), 101 Redshank (two with colour rings -//B+B//YL and -//B+B//YR - the last bird is new to me), 9 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Conigar Point: 9 Greenshank (only 3 of them with rings - G//R+YN//- and GR//-+YY//- and B//R+GR//- ), 22 Grey Plover, 12 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover (first of the autumn - expect big numbers in the next week to ten days), 1 Spotted Redshank (winter with a tatty under belly and breast, so likely to be different from the one seen earlier), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit.

Brian's note: Good to see the arrival of Spotted Redshanks. These are likely to be birds passing through on their way further south. The Spotted Redshank that comes to Nore Barn is not expected until early October.

Brook Meadow - Blackcap
Malcolm Phillips only had half an hour on the meadow today, but managed to capture a good image of a female Blackcap, which might be the mate of the male that Malcolm got on Aug 8.

Mystery Moths
Joyce Sawyer sent me a photo that her husband took in their Denvilles garden of what looks like two moths mating, though what they are I have no idea. Can anyone out there provide any clues to their identity?

Eric Eddles replied immediately to say the two moths sent in by Joyce Sawyers are Plume moths - Amblyptilia acanthadactylia. Eric sent a photo of one that he took on his kitchen window in October 2011.

For a summary of wildlife news over the past two weeks go to . . . Wildlife News Summaries


Brook Meadow birds
Malcolm Phillips had a walk around the meadow this morning and got these two excellent images. The Song Thrush on the left is singing its heart out, but for what purpose? Surely he cannot still be looking for a mate?
The male Blackcap on the right has hopefully finished its breeding programme and looks as if it is moulting prior to its long migration to its wintering grounds, probably in the Mediterranean area.

Juvenile Buzzard
David Minns couldn't resist e-mailing me this afternoon to say he had just watched a Buzzard wheeling its way northwards up North Street right over his house! He said it was over St James Church when he first became aware of it, and it then circled its way up the street and disappeared northwards. It was very clear and had brightly marked underwings - perhaps a juvenile, David thought. This could well have been a juvenile bird from a nest on Lumley Mill Farm having a look around the area. Juveniles do this and are sometimes seen on Brook Meadow.


Emsworth Harbour (east)

Black-tailed Godwits
12:00 - 12:30 - Low water. Harbour viewed from the Wickor Bank
44 Black-tailed Godwits were feeding on the mudflats fairly close to the shore, so I had a good view of them. Another 9 Black-tailed Godwits were on the edge of the main channel, making a total of 53. Here are just a few of the close ones in this shot.

All these Godwits will have recently arrived in Emsworth from their breeding grounds in Iceland. They could have come direct, but are more likely to have stopped off on the way for food a and rest. Many, possibly most, of the birds currently in Emsworth harbour will move further west and south for the winter, probably crossing the channel and even moving down into Spain and Portugal. More Godwits will arrive as the autumn progresses and some will stay with us for the winter. These wintering birds tend to favour the mudflats to the west of Emsworth at Nore Barn.

Most of the godwits were in various stages summer plumage, though some had lost this completely and already had their typical grey winter plumage. Sorting out juveniles from among such a variety of plumages is not easy, though I suspect some of them will have been youngsters. They will be easier to see later into winter. Here is one possible juvenile Black-tailed Godwit.

Colour-ringed Godwits
Today's flock included two colour-ringed birds:
R+RG which I had previously seen here two days ago (05-Aug) when it had a shell clamped to one of its feet. I was pleased to see the shell was no longer on the bird's foot and it appeared to be moving around freely. See photo.
O+WL, which was last seen in Emsworth by Peter Milinets-Raby on 28-July. Today's sighting was our 11th for this bird in Emsworth Harbour since 25-Sep-12. See photo.

Numbers of Redshank had increased over the past couple of days. Today I counted over 50, though many more were probably hidden behind boats and in deep channels. Most of them are still partly in their summer plumage, like the one in this photo.

Emsworth Millpond

Swan cygnets
This morning between 10:30am and 11:30am Peter Milinets-Raby took his young son Aleksandr for a walk around the Emsworth Mill Pond and to have a look over the harbour. Peter was after photos of the Polish cygnet and it performed very well indeed (see amusing photos showing differences in plumage and bare parts).

The other highlights on the short trip were: On the mill pond with the swans was a female Mallard with five tiny, itinerant ducklings aimlessly wandering around, just asking for trouble.
On the harbour: 41 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshank, 1 Turnstone, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egrets. And a calling Buzzard soaring over.


Peter Pond
Malcolm Phillips got a photo of some Brown Trout that can still be seen from the small footbridge north of Peter Pond.

Malcom also came across a Mallard duck with one small duckling - a late brood. I gather from the notices posted around the town millpond that there have been some ducklings there too.

Langstone Mill Pond
Peter Milinets-Raby had a short 50 minute visit to the Langstone Mill Pond this morning from 11:20am. Tide a long way from coming in.
Off shore: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (fading summer plumage), 16 Grey Plover (3 in winter, the rest in summer), 2 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin (all summer), 2 Common Tern, 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Gulls, 3 Med Gulls (adult winters), 90+ Redshank.
In the distance on Conigar Point were 6 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin and a feeding flock of 21 Common Terns.
Langstone Mill Pond: 1 Kingfisher darting about, 17 Swallow over the pond, Mute Swan family in residence. No sign of tiny ducklings from the other day.

Insect corrections
Ralph Hollins provided valuable information about some of the insects I photographed on Brook Meadow on Aug 4th. First, he thinks the two unknown bees on a Spear Thistle were Honey Bees though admits he may be wrong! I think he is correct, though neither of them appears to have any pollen sacs on the legs which suggests they may be males (drones).

Secondly, Ralph says the Short-winged Conehead is especially short winged as it is a nymph and has no wings - the give-away is the black streak down the back where a mature adult has a brown streak.

For photos of a Short-winged Conehead nymph go to . . .!i=556061477&k=4CX924G

For an adult male Short-winged Conehead go to . . .


Emsworth Harbour
I got down to the marina seawall at 10.30 this morning with the tide well out in the eastern harbour. The weather was cloudy with a brisk southerly wind, fairly good viewing conditions. I counted 41 Black-tailed Godwits on the mudflats, along with 4 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 4 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel.
There was a small group of 7 Godwits fairly close to where I was standing which included a colour-ringed bird: R+RG. I have no previous records of this godwit in Emsworth though Peter Milinets-Raby saw it at Warblington on 27-Nov-14.

While I was watching the Godwits, I noticed the ringed godwit shaking its foot due to a shell clamped to it. This seemed to produce some consternation among the other godwits in the group which gathered around to have a look. The affected godwit was clearly distressed and flew off calling loudly. I have come across cases of shell attachment before and I gather the shell eventually drops off when the animal inside needs to feed. The affected bird is on the far right in the photo.

I also noted a colour-ringed Greenshank G+YG. I have only two previous records of G+GY in Emsworth Harbour: 23-Sep-13 and 01-Apr-15.

I had a quick look at the western mudflats where I found the first 3 Shelduck of the new season.

Nore Barn
After lunch, I went over to Nore Barn by 13.30 to catch the rising tide. All was very quiet with only a Little Egret and the regular colour-ringed Greenshank G+GL feeding in the stream. This Greenshank was previously seen here by Peter Milinets-Raby on 28-Jul-15. 17 Mute Swans were further out in the harbour.
The bright yellow flowers of Golden Samphire are now well out along the sea wall south of the woods. I captured this white-tailed Bumble Bee - probably a male Bombus terrestris - feeding ravenously on the flowers.

Sea Aster is also in flower on the saltmarshes, plus lots of what I assume is Lesser Sea-spurrey alongside the path towards the picnic table.
There were quite a few feathers on the shore from moulting birds. I picked up two which were in reasonable condition. The first one (on the left in the photo) was white with a black edge and tip and clearly belonged to a Black-headed Gull. The other one (on the right in the photo) was also white with light brown bars across it, probably a tail feather from a Curlew, of which several were present in the harbour.

Brook Meadow
Malcolm Phillips only had a short time on Brook Meadow this morning but came away with this excellent shot of a female Common Darter.

Warblington shore
Peter Milinets-Raby was down the Warblington shore yesterday morning (Tuesday 4th August - 6:18am to 8:32am). The highlights were:
Ibis Field: Lesser Whitethroat (a Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler & a Willow Warbler were seen on the 2nd), Male Pheasant.
Conigar Point: 4 Grey Plover, 7 Med Gulls (1 juv, 1 second winter and the rest were winter adults), 7 Common Gulls (no sign of the adult Yellow-legged Gull seen on the 2nd), 3 Greenshank (RG//-+YY//- and NR//-+YY//-), 1 Lapwing, 5 Common Terns.
Off Pook Lane: 15 Grey Plover (17 seen on the 2nd, with 4 at Conigar Point), 2 Dunlin (10 seen on the 2nd), 3 Greenshank, 4 Common Gull, 2 Common Tern.
Langstone Mill Pond: (a single Teal was seen on the pond on the 2nd).
Mute Swan family walked in from the low tide channel - see video at

The Grey Heron second brood are fairly grown now (3 of them) in top nest in the Holm Oak, 36+ Little Egrets still loitering (mostly juvs), Tufted Duck female with two growing ducklings. The photo shows mum with one of the ducklings.

Female Mallard with 9 tiny ducklings (hours old!!!). Alas, when the Mute Swans got back to the pond the male chased the ducklings into the depths of the island and out of sight. No idea what the outcome was. Almost certainly not pleasant!

Galaxy of gulls
In the huge field to the north west of Eastleigh Road, (Denvilles) at 3:15pm this afternoon Peter Milinets-Raby came across hundreds of loafing gulls. 80% were just resting, the rest were in a frenzy behind a tractor. The field had been cut to stubble and a tractor was raking the ground over, which was heaven to the gulls. He counted 1670+ Black-headed Gulls, 27+ Med Gulls (almost certainly more), 18+ Common Gulls, 4+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
Also, in the air slightly north over the Private Hospital along Barton's Road was an "ant feeding spiral" containing another 400+ gulls (at least 5+ Med Gulls noted amongst the Black-headeds), so over 2,000 gulls. I wonder how many were in the nearby harbours, or were they eerily empty.

Caroline French provided some useful information (with photos) about the Hedgehogs that are living in her North Emsworth garden. She says, "I've worked out that a female and at least four young moved into the box in my garden. I have only managed to see three young at any one time over the past few days, so one may have been lost, but not necessarily as they are easily lost from view in the vegetation. The young are growing quickly and are becoming more independent - a lady across the road told me yesterday that she saw one in her garden. There are at least two other adults visiting my garden, one of which is a male. "

The photo shows a Hedgehog drinking on the left and two young Hedgehogs on the right

"Each evening I am putting out dried mealworms, broken peanuts (not whole ones, nor salted), raisins or sultanas and a few suet pellets. The food is being taken every night but they also seem to be successfully foraging for their own natural food"

These photos show the box that Caroline uses for the Hedgehogs

Caroline provided the address of the Hedgehog Street website which she says is a great resource for people wanting to know how they can help and encourage hedgehogs . . .


Brook Meadow
It was good to get back to Brook Meadow after a few days in the West Country visiting my family. However, it was quite a shock to see the extensive clearance work by the Environment Agency in removing brambles and other vegetation from the bund between the south meadow and the garden of Gooseberry Cottage. This photo is looking south along the old Bramble path with the clearance on the Gooseberry Cottage bund on the left.

Much of the Bramble hedge along the so-called Bramble path has gone and the prized patch of Marsh Woundwort (our one and only) at the northern end of the Bramble path has been trampled, but not seriously damaged. Good to see the conservation group has erected a notice at this point indicating a wild flower regeneration area with no access.

I gather this clearance work by the Environment Agency has something to do with the flood control measures currently being undertaken, though mid-summer seems an odd time to carry out this work with many birds probably having late broods. If the Environment Agency can do all this clearance, how is it they cannot clear the River Ems on an annual basis like they used to? Looking on the positive side this clearance could establish extra habitats for wildlife in the area. I will include more on this clearance when I understand just what is happening.

It was good to see lots of Bumblebees busy feeding and collecting pollen from the later flowering plants: Bombus pascuorum on Lesser Burdock, Bombus lucorum on Hemp Agrimony, and Bombus lapidarius with huge pollen sacs (obviously a worker) on Common Fleabane. I also noted two other Bumblebees feeding on the Spear Thistle in the south eastern corner - not sure what they are.

First flowering of Hoary Ragwort on the orchid area - well nibbled by the Cinnabar caterpillars. Short-winged Conehead - just look at the length of those antennae.

Grasshoppers were jumping around everywhere I walked on the old orchid area, mostly, I think, Meadow Grasshopper with the short wings, though this one appeared to have long well developed wings - possibly Common Field Grasshopper?

Malcolm Phillips was on Brook Meadow yesterday and got a cracking Painted Lady, not actually the first of the year as Joyce Sawyer had an early one on 6 June. Hopefully we should be getting more coming through.

Ralph Hollins was also on Brook Meadow yesterday. He found a Dark Bush Cricket on some low vegetation and a Southern Hawker dragonfly, plus a Harvestman species and four common butterfly species despite the lack of sunshine. Among the plants noted were flowers on Cleavers (presumably a second flowering) and single plant of Yellow Rattle after the majority have gone to seed.

Grasshopper App
John Arnott told me that the long awaited free iRecord Grasshoppers app has just launched. It is available now for iOS and should be available for Android too. One has the necessary smart phone or tablet, of course.
The App covers grasshoppers, bush-crickets, true crickets, and allies such as earwigs and stick insects as well as recent invaders to the UK. It includes for each species:
General information - ID, habitats, 'song' description, etc. A diagram labelled with key ID features. Photographs. Distribution map. Sound file for the 'song', including a diagrammatic representation of the song.
Most importantly, the app allow records to be sent directly to the iRecord scheme so as to aid the conservation of these hitherto under-recorded species. If you don't have a compatible mobile device you can still to record any sightings or check on the records without the mobile app at the iRecord website above.
See interesting YouTube video . . .

For earlier observations go to . . July 17-31