Monday, 13 June 2011

Wildlife and Gardens

Bill and Anne in from the West Midlands for the week doing wildlife and gardens.
Littlestone Beach - 1500hrs A few Curlews and Oystercatchers amongst hundreds of gulls on the beach. The red-brick building by the old lifeboat station had a small House Martin colony.
ARC - 1600hrs Met Old Norm and his `long suffering` on the Willow Trail boardwalk where we saw at least 6 Common Lizards and a Grass Snake, plus Red Admiral and a Silver Y Moth. Also, a caterpillar of the Drinker moth. From Hanson hide all the usual LRP`s, RP`s, Little Egrets, Teal, Common Tern and a 1st summer Little Gull. At least 6 Hobbies hunting along the causeway, along with hundreds of Swifts and House Martins.
Galloways and Dengemarsh 2000hrs - A trip out this evening yielded cracking views of Cuckoo, Stonechat, Mipit, and Little Owl. Marsh Harrier and several hundred Starlings coming to roost from Springfield Bridge.

Common Lizard and Drinker moth caterpillar, Willow Trail

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