Sunday, 19 June 2011


Dengemarsh - 1100hrs - cool, cloudy, sw4/5 - Another chilly June day with a brisk wind and a few showers later on. Hardly anything in the moth trap last night due to the low temperatures.
Teacher-teacher joined us for a circular walk from Boulderwall to Dengemarsh via Springfield Bridge, along the lane and back past the farm to the corral. The Squacco eluded us again, although it was by the ramp earlier which seems to be its preferred routine (Ploddingbirder has some good pics about to go on his website). The GWE on the other hand was easy to see from the Dengemarsh hide where there was also a 1st summer Little Gull, the usual harriers and at least 6 Hobbies showing off, hawking insects low over the reed bed in spectacular fashion (they must be the avian equivalent of the Red Arrows!). Its a pity the hay field and fields at the southern end have not been flooded as I`m sure they would`ve attracted waders by now, what with Lapwings and Green Sands already on the move. The walk through the farmland produced Yellow Wagtails, Corn Bunting, Tree Sparrows, 3 Cuckoos and 2 Hares.
                                          Brown Hare, Dengemarsh

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