Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Lade - 0600hrs - misty, murky start, w1, warm and sunny later, sw2 - The blue light attracted 221 Flounced Rustics into the trap last night and precious little else. Thankfully, its back to the white light tonight.
A scattering of migrants around this morning included 15 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats and 3 Wheatears on the storm beaches, with several Chiffchaffs in the sallows. Its that time of year when the WWs start to be superceded by Chiffs, both of which I`ve heard singing their half-hearted autumn song today. In New Romney Blackcaps and more Chiff-Willows seen and heard.

                                          Tray of Flounced Rustics
                                          Wheatear, Lade

ARC - 0930hrs - A quick look from Hanson revealed 6 Goldies, 2 Avocets, 4 Dunlins, Blackwit and Little Stint, 2 Garganeys and a Kingfisher. In the bushes, Chiff-Willows, Cetti`s Warbler, Whitethroat, 10 Great Tits and a Reed Bunting.
Dungeness -  1600hrs - An hours seawatching from the boardwalk revealed a steady westward passage of Common and Sandwich Terns, Gannets and an Arctic Skua. Two pulses of Swallows and Sand Martins struck out towards France totalling 150 and 80 respectively.

No comments:

Post a Comment