Friday, 17 July 2015

A hat trick of Sussex Emeralds

Lade - cloudy, muggy, occasional drizzle, sw 5 - Thanks to the wind swinging round to a westerly vector overnight three very worn Sussex Emeralds appeared in the garden moth trap this morning, two females and a male, which is my best ever catch in a single night.

                                Sussex Emerald, male

A couple of visits to the lakes and gravel pits delivered Common and Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank, plus OL preparing for a very busy Sound Mirror open day on Sunday.
ARC - On the way back from the allotment this afternoon a decent clutch of waders were on show from the Screen hide and the south end including 15 Redshanks, three Greenshanks, Common and Green Sandpipers, four LRP`s and a Ruff, plus a 1st summer Little Gull. Several Marsh Harriers floated and over and a Peregrine flushed the Lapwings skywards.
Lade - More waders on the bay as the tide receded with 45 Redshanks and 50 Dunlins the highlights.

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