Saturday, 14 July 2012

Sunshine & Showers

Lade - 0700hrs - mild, wet, w3 - Another damp night saw a meagre 5 species in the garden moth trap with only Dark Tussock of note. Heavy showers continued throughout the day, albeit with spells of warm sunshine, which is good time to find butterflies becoming active, such as the Marbled White below. A small mixed flock of Great and Blue Tits in the garden conifers was typical for this time of year.

                                          Marbled White, Lade

ARC - Checked the pit out three times today, the best visit was late afternoon when the wind had dropped and all the wildfowl had spread out across the lake. Nothing unusual, but quite a sight. Couldnt find any sandpipers though. Still hundreds of Swifts above the water.
Springfield Bridge - Brief views of a Bittern over the reedbed, otherwise just the usual wildfowl, terns and harriers.

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