Sunday, 12 August 2012

More of the Same

Lade - 0600hrs - warm, dry and sunny, e2 - A cracking summers day with plenty of sunshine and less wind than yesterday. Still disappointing numbers of moths in the trap last night but did have a Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, not a moth I have very often and quite a pale specimen. Over the pits a scattering of Willow Warblers in the scrub and a Grey Plover flying around calling. A few butterflies on the Buddleia this afternoon (Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock) plus several Whimbrels and Yellow Wagtails overhead.

                                          Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

                                          Golden Plovers, ARC

ARC - 1500hrs - Called in at Hanson hide where waders included a spangled flock of 67 Golden Plovers amongst 200 Lapwings, 5 Common Sands, 3 LRPs, 3 Dunlins, 2 Redshanks and a Little Stint (earlier 2 Little Stint and Curlew Sand, per CP). Also, 2 Garganey, 2 Little Egrets, Marsh Harrier and the usual collection of eclipse ducks. In the sallows Willow and Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings and Great Tits. In front of the hide a patch of reeds smothered in small, black insects attracted 3 Sedge Warblers to feast, but try as I might, what with the time of year and winds and all, couldn't string one into an Aquatic...

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