Saturday 24 September 2011

A Few More Moths

Lade - 0700hrs - still, cool, sunny, warm later, w1 - The second day of what looks like a period of settled weather, which could be good for birds and moths alike over the next week as the breeze comes off the Continent. Certainly an improvement on recent nights with the first Lunar Underwing and Black Rustics of the season, plus Feathered Brindle, Feathered Rannunculus and Webb`s Wainscot.
On the storm beaches grounded migrants included 10 Mipits, 5 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Skylarks and 2 Siskins. A trickle of Swallows, Sand and House Martins south.

Feathered Rannunculus, Feathered Brindle and Webb`s Wainscot - a typical autumn catch in coastal traps around Dungeness.

PS: There was no news on the Rose-coloured Starling today at Dungeness, while on the bird reserve the Cattle Egret reappeared on the fields at Boulderwall (after going awol for a week). A Spoonbill was also reported from Burrowes and the Great White Egret remained at Dengemarsh.

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