Friday, 9 August 2013

Bits and Pieces

Lade  - 0600hrs - warm, dry and cloudy, sunny later, sw 3 - A better night in the garden moth trap with 32 species including Toadflax Brocade and Webb`s Wainscot. The Black-necked Grebe was still on south lake with 50 Sand Martins over the water and a Common Sandpiper on the island.

                                      Toadflax Brocade, Lade

RSPB - From Hanson hide at least 6 Common Sandpipers, 5 LRPs, 4 Dunlins, 2 Ringed Plovers and a Greenshank on the shingle ridges along with all the expected wildfowl, 4 Little Egrets and a Marsh Harrier over. In the willow scrub a mixed tit flock contained several Long-tailed Tits. On Burrowe`s a smart Wood Sandpiper in front of Firth, Black-necked Grebe, Egyptian Geese and a Green Sandpiper on the Discovery pond. Dengemarsh was notable for Great White Egret and a fly over Bittern, 4 Marsh Harriers and a Wheatear by the return trail.
Dungeness  - 1400hrs - Finished off at the boats for a one hour seawatch which was memorable for the banter amongst the locals; same old jokes, but always worth another telling! Birdwise a steady trickle of Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns, Gannets, Kittiwakes and Common Scoters.

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