Monday, 2 September 2013

Feral Geese

Lade - 0700hrs -  warm, dry and sunny, w2 - Very few moths in the trap this morning with just Gold Spot of any note. Likewise grounded migrants were hard to come by with only a couple of Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff in the garden. On the desert a steady trickle of Whimbrels, Yellow Wagtails, Sand Martins and Swallows passed overhead, plus the first group of Mipits this autumn. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Marsh Harrier all noted.
While feral Greylags aren`t everyone`s favourite birds they do make an impressive spectacle when over 500 fly over the site gabbling away before landing on the lake.
NB: Around the Peninsula today the Wryneck was reported at Galloways, while a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen briefly on ARC, plus Black Tern, Black-necked Grebe, Osprey and Great White Egret also on the bird reserve (MH, PB et al).

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