Wednesday, 29 June 2011

North by North West

Lade - 0530hrs - cool nw2, sunny - Following two days of high humidity a much fresher feel to the weather brought about by the wind swinging round to the north-west. Still a glorious morning though with a sparkling light highlighting the French coast and White Cliffs across the bay, while from the point Beachy Head was clearly visible.
Another busy night of moths with The Miller new for the Plovers trap and Shore Wainscot new for the season. The Boulderwall trap had a gripper in the form of a Splendid Brocade.

The Miller, Plovers and Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Dungeness

Dungeness - 0900hrs Several Hummer moths noted at the point where Gullman had one pinned down (so`s to speak) on the power station wall. Offshore a few Gannets, half a dozen Med Gulls at the Patch, plus Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seal near the cardinal buoy. Bumped into the Joker at ARC who reported the  Green Sandpiper from Screen hide; Goosander still at the southern end.
Med Gulls continue to fly over the area, probably dispersing from Rye. Last night I had 30 at Lade north and another 10 today.
Shore Wainscot, Plovers - A coastal moth of sandy beaches and Marram grasses

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