Tuesday 16 August 2011


Lade - 0600hrs - 0600hrs - mild, drizzle, sw3 - A better night for moths with migrant Dark Sword-grass and White-point, Mullien and Small Dusty Waves, an influx of Straw Underwings and first Common Carpet for a while. Over the pits a steady trickle of Yellow Wagtails and one Grey Wagtail on the move, 2 Green and one Common Sandpiper around the margins and a mixed passerine flock of mostly tits and 15 Willow Warblers.
1600hrs - Checked out the bay which had all the usual Curlews, Oystercatchers, 15 Ringed Plovers, 50 Dunlins, 20 Sanderling , 30 Barwits and 3 Curlew Sandpipers. Also, 200 Sandwich Terns, 5 Med Gulls, 8 Shelducks and hundreds of gulls. A trickle of Sand Martins and Yellow Wagtails south.
ps: A juv Purple Heron was reported from Dengemarsh this afternoon alongside the `resident` Gwegret.
Yesterdays noctuid turned out to be a Small Rufous...

                                  Hawk moths are always popular with budding Moth`ers...

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