Tuesday, 30 June 2015

An evening on Walland

Dungeness - warm, dry and sunny - 0800hrs - A casual look at the sea from the hide yielded a few passing Gannets and Sandwich Terns, plus a flock of 30 Common Scoters that landed on the sea off Penn Bars. Whilst nattering at the Obs news came through from PB of an owl in the Trapping Area that was most probably a Long-eared.
Lade - The garden moth trap attracted low numbers of 25 species with Sharp-angled Peacock, Single-dotted Wave and Lackey NFY.
Walland Marsh - This evening we had a wander around Walland with CP in glorious sunshine and clear skies. Plenty of Yellow Wagtails, Skylarks, Reed and Corn Buntings noted plus the first juvenile Marsh Harrier on the wing. Of particular interest was a distinctive adult male bird with a white forewing, rump and pale tail; neither of us had even seen such a remarkable specimen. Also noted two Kingfishers, Kestrel, Hobby, calling Little Owl, Bearded Tit,  Mipit and Goldfinch, plus stunning views through the scope of Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

                               Now, that's what you call a pile of poo...

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