Friday, 17 June 2011

Flaming June...

Cool, cloudy, rain, s3 - More heavy rain today and decidedly cool for the time of year. Dropped off Bill and Anne at Ashford station, following a week when we saw just over 100 species. The highlights being a strange mix of southern herons, in the form of Great White Egret and Squacco Heron, contrasting with `winter` Glaucous Gull and Goosander. Park Wood turned up trumps with a variety of woodland birds including Nightingale, Garden Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher while, as always, the seabird colony at Rye Harbour was popular.
Dungeness - 1300hrs - Little Gull and 20 Ringed Plovers at the southern end of ARC, Great White Egret from Springfield Bridge and the Squacco Heron looking settled at Hookers. Also, hundreds of Swifts over the lakes.
ps: She-who-must-be-obeyed, trapped The Suspected two nights ago, which was only about the 6th Dungeness record of this locally distributed moth.

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