Friday, 15 July 2011

Lade Ponds

Lade - 0530hrs - warm, dry, sunny, sw2 - A stunning morning to be over the ponds early on and a bit of a suntrap that is superb for insects, reptiles and amphibians warming up. Plenty of common butterflies and dragonflies doing just that, plus a Grass Snake and a few Marsh Frogs. One of the only spots locally for the scarce White Mullein plant, which is now in full flower. Migrants in the moth trap last night included Dark Swordgrass (new for the year) and Silver Y.
ARC - 1500hrs Plenty of interest from Hanson hide with an adult summer plum Little Stint, and better still a male Ruff in moult, but still with a pretty decent gingery ruff. Also noted, 10 Dunlin, 15 LRP`s, Common and Green Sandpipers, Greenshank, adult Little Gull and Goosander. Elsewhere, the long-staying GWEgret and Glaucous Gull were reported from their usual haunts.

Lade Ponds, Gatekeeper, White Mullein & leucistic Grey Heron, ARC  (from earlier in the week by Wendy Marks)

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