Thursday, 8 August 2013

A Trickle of Migrants

Lade - 0500hrs - cool first off, warmer later, sunny, sw 2 - Another slow night in the garden moth trap, although Flounced Rustics moved into double figures and both Oak Eggar and Sallow Kitten recorded. Plenty of butterflies around the garden today including Holly Blues, Painted Ladies and a Brimstone (at last). At the end of Church Lane, New Romney a White-letter Hairstreak was noted by the suckering elms feeding on Soapwort flowers (OL).

                                Oak Eggar

                                Sallow Kitten

A wander around the pits produced a trickle of migrants including Willow Warblers in the scrub, a Wheatear on the Desert, 50 Sand Martins over the water, two Common Sandpipers around the margins, plus two Yellow Wagtails, Whimbrel and Greenshank overhead.

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