Monday, 28 May 2012


Lade - Early mist, then warm, dry and sunny - Having neglected the local patch of late had a good scout around just to ensure nothing rare had dropped in whilst I was away... Yeah, ok... At Kerton Road pit there was plenty of activity on the breeding bird front from the small colony of Black-headed Gulls, plus a couple of Med Gulls calling overhead (perhaps recceing for next season?). LRP, Lapwing, Shelducks and Oystercatchers all noted.
On the shingle ridges the wild flowers have come on in leaps and bounds due to the recent sunshine and the broom blossom adds a nice splash of yellow to the verdant greens.
Not much on the moth front last night with only 9 species present, but plenty more down at the Kerton Road Cafe.
The only other bird news today was a Red Crested Pochard reported from Dengemarsh (MH).

                                         Lade shingle ridges

                                          Broom Moth, Kerton Rd Cafe

                                          Shoulder-striped Wainscot

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