Thursday, 21 July 2011

Lade - Sand Martins

Lade - 0600hrs - cool, cloudy, drizzle, light airs - A better catch in the Plovers trap last night: Knot Grass, L-album Wainscot, Grass Emerald, Brimstone and that kind of stuff. A first for the trap however was a Migrant Hawker dragonfly, a probable immigrant; didn't realise they flew at night... As I was clearing the trap 4 Greenshanks flew over calling, heading towards the bird reserve.
Sand Martins everywhere this morning; over the storm beaches, across the lake and perched on power lines. Fabulous little migrants and the air was filled with their twittering.

Brimstone Moth, Migrant Hawker & Sand Martins, Lade

ARC - 1500hrs & 1700hrs Plenty of waders on view from Hanson including at least 10 each of Dunlin, LRP and Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sands, Redshank, Blackwit, Ringed Plover, 30 Oystercatchers and hundreds of Lapwings. Several more Greenshanks over during the afternoon and a Little Gull at the southern end.

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