Friday, 26 August 2011

Lade Moths

Lade - 0700hrs - rain, mild, low cloud, ne3 - Despite the heavy overnight rain and wind off the sea the trap was full of moths this morning. Migrant Silver Ys and White-points were joined by Common Wainscot, Rosy Rustic and a splendid Burnished Brass, all new for the year. The rain continued on and off throughout the morning with little of note over the pits apart from a few Willow Warblers and overhead Yellow Wagtails.
Seawatchers at the point enjoyed the usual procession of terns, Gannets and skuas, plus Roseate Tern, Balearic Sheawater and Shag (scarce down here). The Glaucous Gull remained faithful to the boats at high tide.
ARC - 1100hrs - Waders from Hanson included 250 Goldies, 300 Lapwings, 10 Dunlins, 4 Ruffs, 2 Knots, 2 Little Stints and a Green Sandpiper. At the southern end 5 Common Sands and the Goosander. Checked the Screen hide later in the day where 9 Wigeon present. The Gwegret remained on Dengemarsh
                                         Burnished Brass, Plovers

1 comment:

  1. A nice list of birds for the day seen by the Dunge crew, a good year it seems for Balearics.