Thursday, 5 July 2012

More Moths

Lade - 0700hrs - Warm, dry and sunny s1- Following a muggy, windless night it was no surprise that the trap was heaving with moths this morning - 40 species of macros to be precise and goodness knows how many micros (no excuse for not getting into them now the new field guide is out...), although Dusky Brocade was the only newcomer for the year and I`m still awaiting confirmation of Silky Wave from the Moth Lord.
A good catch at the Kerton Road Cafe too, including a pristine male Sussex Emerald.

                                          Common Emerald.

ARC - 1530hrs - Stacks of birds at both ends of the pit, mostly feral geese, swans and eclipse ducks. Amongst the legions of Pochards and Tufteds were a scattering of Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Shelduck and a Wigeon. Waders from Hanson included 20 Lapwings, 50 Oystercatchers and singles of Green Sandpiper and Redshank, plus LRP and Ringed Plover at the southern end. Plenty of Reed Warbler activity in front of the hide and a family of Lottis moved through.

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