Thursday, 12 July 2012
Lade - 0700hrs - cool and wet overnight so much reduced numbers in the moth trap, Lackey was new for the year.
Dungeness - 0900hrs - warm, dry and sunny, sw2 - A cracking morning for a scoot around the Peninsula, starting at The Patch where 50 odd Common Terns and 500 or more Black-headed Gulls was noteworthy. DW & PB were searching for an elusive Serin which had been heard earlier flying around aimlessly. Joined in the search for the avian equivalent of a needle-in-a-haystack for a while but without success.
RSPB - 1100hrs - All the usual eclipse ducks on ARC plus 2 each of Wood Sandpiper, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Egrets and a Hobby. Over the road 2 Blackwits on Dengemarsh hayfields, Marsh Harriers, Common Terns, Hobby and Little Egret.