Friday, 24 August 2012

Jersey Tiger & Red Arrows

Lade - 0600hrs - Warm, dry and sunny, light airs - Another stunning morning following a muggy night with light airs and cloud cover, just perfect for moths. And, first moth in the trap was a splendid Jersey Tiger, new for the site, followed by an Iron Prominent, (scarce here) and a total of 25 species. Whilst emptying the trap a Tripit called overhead followed by several Yellow Wags.
Dungeness  - 0900hrs - Flogged around the Desert and the edge of the Trapping Area with little success apart from a few Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff and Greater pecker.
Called in at the Kerton Road Cafe on the way home to talk moths and swill tea when the Red Arrows passed over the Marsh en-route to showing off somewhere.

                                          Jersey Tiger

                                          Red Arrows

                                          Little Gull, ARC

ARC - 1400hrs - From Hanson 14 Ringed and 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 5 Dunlins, 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Garganeys, 2 Wigeons and singles of Golden Plover and Little Gull. Chiffchaff and Sedge Warbler from the Willow Trail.
ps: Beautiful Marbled in the Obs trap last night.

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