Saturday, 2 June 2012

Golden Oriole

Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry, cloudy, e3 - The moth trap produced just 10 species this morning with Silver Y and White-point the only migrants of note.
Just as I was wrapping up news came through of singing Golden Oriole at a private garden out on the Marsh. On arrival the oriole continue with short bursts of song but soon went quiet and failed to show.
Lade/Dungeness - 1000-1300hrs Walked out to the Point with Mrs PT, past Kerton Road Pits and the Trapping Area to the Light Railway Cafe and back. Plenty of singing Mipits, Skylarks, Whitethroats and Linnets noted plus Kestrel, Marsh Harrier and Hobby. Looking around at flowers found a bleached out patch of Dodder which was a bit unusual.

                                         Dodder, a parasitic string-like plant

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