Monday, 6 August 2018

Willow Warblers

Dungeness - hot, dry, sunny, NE 2 - Another sultry start to the day with 20C from the off. Very few gulls at the Patch and just a handful of Common Terns, although a single Black Redstart was perched on the power station wall near the hide. At the Obs Sedge, Reed and Willow Warblers were being processed, plus a recently fledged Black Redstart.
  A tour of the bird reserve this afternoon commenced at Burrowes with 220 Common Terns in front of Firth hide, plus several each of Common Sandpiper, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers scattered across the islands. From Hanson hide two Great White Egrets, a Garganey and several Willow Warblers from the boardwalk. Also noted Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel and a flyover Bittern.
From Dengemarsh several Snipe, a Wood Sandpiper, a Ruff and two more Great White Egrets.

                                Juvenile Black Redstart and Willow Warbler at DBO

                                Massed ranks of terns and gull in front of Firth hide

Lade - A paltry 15 species of macro moths in the garden trap with the only highlight being another Jersey Tiger. There was no change on the local patch lakes from yesterday.

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