Monday, 9 July 2018

Plumed Fan-foot

Lade - warm, dry and sunny, E2 - The wind dropped off last night resulting in a huge moth catch of 35 species in the garden trap. Brown-tails were in three figures and there were plenty of double figure counts of Tawny Shears, Uncertain, Lackey and the like. The quality was provided by a migrant Plumed Fan-foot.

                                Fen Wainscot

                               Plumed Fan-foot

  On the bay from the Tavern viewpoint this afternoon the first Arctic Skua of `autumn` was patrolling the sands chasing terns. At least 220 Curlews were present along with 310 Oystercatchers and a handful of Ringed Plovers and Dunlins.
Dungeness - At the Patch this morning plenty of gulls included at least six Mediterranean and a Yellow-legged Gull, plus a few Sandwich Terns and Gannets offshore.

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