Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Mid Summers Day

Lade - wet start, then warm, dry, sunny, sw4 - Happy summer solstice to pagans everywhere! Watched the sun rise over Lade Bay. The dawn drizzle soon petered out and the wind got up again from the south-west. Nothing much of note in the Plovers trap apart from a couple of migrants in the shape of  L-album Wainscott and White-point.
Kerton Road Pit - 0800hrs - Checked out the traps at the Kerton Road Cafe but poor fare here too, (the moths, not the tea) apart from a smart Broom Moth which I`ve not recorded just down the coast. Walked down to the lake with islands to check on the Bhgs, but none present, so I assume the Herring Gulls had got the better of them. The place was alive with singing Skylarks and young of Lapwing, Oystercatcher, RP and LRP.
RSPB - 1400hrs - A Little Gull and at least 8 Hobbies over ARC, with 2 more down the access track. The Goosander was at the southern end of ARC and the GWE remained at Dengemarsh.

                                          White-point, Plovers

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