Sunday, 26 August 2012

Montagu`s Harrier

Lade - 0600hrs - dry, bright and sunny, sw3 - Didn't bother to run the moth trap last night as it was so windy, but on the insect front a smart bush-cricket sat on the window ledge this morning posed an id problem. I eventually narrowed it down to a Grey Bush-cricket, but if anyone knows different please let me know.

                                          Grey Bush-cricket, Plovers
Littlestone - 1100hrs - A stroll along the beach delivered the expected waders: 35 Turnstones, 12 Ringed Plovers, 10 Sanderlings, 4 Dunlins, Curlews and Oystercatchers.
Lydd Ranges - 1400hrs - Spent the afternoon walking out to the Wickes from Galloways for a Montys Harriers found earlier in the day. Eventually had distant views in the heat haze of a rufous-fronted juvenile hunting over a reed bed. Also on the walk out and back a ringtail Hen Harrier, 4 Kestrels, 5 Curlews, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ruff, 6 Redshanks, 2 Little Egrets, 4 Whinchats, 2 Wheatears and single of Mipit, Skylark and Reed Bunting.

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