Monday, 25 July 2011


Lade - 0600hrs - mild, cloudy, w2 - A milder night saw a big increase in moth numbers around the traps. At Plovers, Least Carpet was new for the year and migrants included White Point and Dark Swordgrass. Drinkers were recorded at Boulderwall and the Kerton Road Cafe; the former site also had 6 species of wainscots. Down the road the Mathematician had Lesser Swallow Prom, while also along the coast a Dark Crimson Underwing (NOT a Rosy Underwing as first reported) was trapped at the weekend.
Willow Warbler in the garden this morning, plus a Plovers tick - Green Woodpecker!!
RSPB - 0900hrs Checked out Gun Club pool this morning which had Wood Sandpiper, 2 Spot Shanks, LRP and 2 Wigeon. The pits at the back of Hooker`s had 2 broods of Tufted Ducks and Dabchicks on show, plus one of the juv Marsh Harriers hunting around the reedbed.
No sign of the Pec from the southern end of ARC; several Dunlins, LRPs and the duck Goosander was about it.
A late afternoon visit to ARC from Hanson yielded, 2 each of Little Gull, Ruff and Blackwit, 25 Goldies, 15 Dunlins and c200 Lapwings.

Least Carpet, Plovers. Goosander, ARC.

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