Thursday, 5 September 2013

Waders & Yellow-barred Brindle

Lade - 0600hrs - misty start and finish, hot and sunny in between, w 2 - Another poor day for passerines with just Reed and Sedge Warblers noted around the reedbeds. Plenty of wildfowl on south lake including the long-staying Red-crested Pochard and a Black-necked Grebe. A Turnstone was an usual find on the island plus Whimbrel over calling and 2 Buzzards behind the `mirrors`.
On the moth front several White-points were noteworthy, plus from yesterday a Yellow-barred Brindle which was new for the garden trap.

                                Juv Black-necked Grebe, Lade

                                Yellow-barred Brindle, Lade

Burrowes - Plenty of interest here with a hatful of waders (some probably having vacated ARC where vegetation clearing was underway) including 7 Blackwits, 5 Ruff, 5 Dunlins, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Little Stint, plus Snipe, Golden Plovers, Lapwings, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank and Ringed Plovers many of them in front of Firth hide. Also noted Peregrine, Black-necked Grebe and Garganey.

                                Ruff, Burrowes

Lade - Yellow Wagtails and a few Whimbrel continued to pass overhead this afternoon until a smothering sea mist rolled in and dropped the temperature.

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