Sunday, 2 September 2012

Avocets & Hummer

Lade - 0600hrs - mild, dry, cloudy w2 - A decent catch in the trap last night with 33 Silver Ys the most numerous moth. Also of note a Hummingbird Hawk Moth and an Old Lady ( a moth that is!)  in the trap, as mostly they`re found outside the trap.
A wander around the pits produced 100 Swallows feeding over the Desert, 20 Yellow Wags, 5 Mipits, plus several Willow Warblers and a Blackcap in the sallows. Amazing how difficult Dabchicks are to see in the summer, not so now as they emerge from the reedbeds with their young.

                                          Avocets, ARC
                                          Webb`s Wainscot
                                          Hummingbird Hawk Moth

RSPB - 1230hrs - A circuit of the bird reserve was disapointing with just the GWEgret of note on Dengemarsh,  a steady passage of Sand Martins over the waters, plus 2 Sparrowhawks and 5 Marsh Harriers. From Hanson, 7 Dunlins, 6 Knots, 5 Avocets, 4 Little Stints and singles of Common Sandpiper and Golden Plover, amongst several hundred Lapwings, 6 Garganey, 3 Little Egrets and all the usual wildfowl. More Yellow Wags and Sand Martins here too.

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