Tuesday, 16 September 2014

First Redpoll

Lade - 0800hrs - misty, warm, dry, sunny, e 2 - Blood-vein and Small Dusty Wave were the best of the bunch in the garden mv last night amongst 55 macro moths. A circuit of the local patch produced the first Redpoll of the autumn overhead calling, while a steady flow of Swallows and martins hawked insects over the storm beaches. Yesterdays chats had shipped out, but Chiffchaff, Lesser throat and Blackcap were in the willow swamp, plus Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juv Marsh Harrier over the reed bed. A flock of 50 Linnets was noteworthy.
New Romney - At least 5 Common Buzzard and a Hobby drifted over the town around noon, while Chiffchaff, Lesser throat and Goldfinch also noted.

                                Blood-vein, Lade

ARC - 1400hrs - At the south end 2 each of Garganey and Blackwit amongst the Lapwing and dabblers. From Hanson 9 Ruff, 150 Golden Plover, Blackwit, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Pintail, plus hundreds of common wildfowl, grebes and Lapwing. The long-staying Glossy Ibis and Red-crested Pochard were also reported.

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