Friday, 29 July 2011

A Few More Moths...

Lade/Dungeness - cool, sunny start, cloudy later, ne2 - Spent best part of the morning doing the local traps with Karen and Sarah, including the ones from last night set up around the bird reserve. Boulderwall was the centre of operations, with the Mathematician on fine form, and where a Great Tit had wreaked havoc in the trap. However, a further 18 species of macros noted including another Scarce Chocolate Tip, White-banded Carpet, Webb`s Wainscot (plovers), Crescent and a very early Autumnal Rustic at the Obs. Greenshank, Grey Plover and Whimbrel over whilst moth`ing.
                                           Crescent, Boulderwall
ARC - 1400hrs From Hanson hide 500 Lapwings, 34 Goldies, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sands,  2 LRPs (one chick seen), 2 RPs and a Green Sand.
Dungeness Boats - 1600hrs With the wind picking up from the east I decided to give the sea a look, but wished I hadnt as an hour delivered a paltry, 3 Common Scoters east, a steady flow of Gannets, Common Terns and one Black Tern. A few porpoises and a seal just offshore, plus an adult Yellow-legged Gull on the shingle beach.

Adult, Yellow-legged Gull, Dungeness. Barney enjoying (not!) his favourite pastime, seawatching...

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