Thursday, 14 July 2011

Pond-dipping With The Kids

Dungeness RSPB - 0930hrs - cool, cloudy, nw3 - Spent an enjoyable (honest!) morning with the RSPB teaching staff, teachers and kids from St. Mary`s Primary School, Folkestone on an activity day. The pond-dipping was great and we caught a large Medicinal Leech (I reckon RSPB should run pond-dipping for adults, I`d go!) and loads of other brill creepy crawlies. Birdwise a scattering of passage Dunlins in front of Firth and over the road at Hanson.
Moths - The Moth Lord passed judgement on yesterdays controversial wainscot, which was duly relegated to an Obscure (how apt...) Wainscot! As for the Plovers trap Double Square-spot and Round-winged Muslin new for the year.

Medicinal Leech, Dungeness - The largest British leech, with Dungeness being the best place in Europe to get to grips (literally, if you paddle about in the ponds!) with this blood-sucking monster!!!

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