Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Another day in paradise...

Lade - warm, dry, sunny, misty start, n 2 - sw 2 - A few decent moths in the trap last night including Square Spot Rustic, new for the year, Cream-bordered Cream Pea, Lychnis and Yellow Belle.
Flogged over the shingle where migrants were hard to come by, but eventually tallied up 10 each of Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat, 2 Wheatears and singles of Lesser Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher, plus 5 Yellow Wags and a Tree Pipit over. On south lake Common and Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks and 50 Sand Martins.

                                     Cream-bordered Cream-pea, Lade
                                     Campion, Lade

                                    Yellow Belle, Lade

ARC - From Hanson hide 480 Lapwings, 160 Golden Plovers, 4 Greenshanks, 2 Snipe and a Redshank, plus all the usual wildfowl including 2 Garganeys, 8 Wigeon and a Black-necked Grebe, 5 Little and one Great White Egret, Sandwich Tern, Marsh Harrier and Sparrowhawk.

                                Sandwich Tern, ARC

Lade - Good numbers of Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroats and a Spotted Flycatcher snapping up insects in back garden trees this evening in the warm sunshine.
NB:  Late news this evening of a Wryneck at Galloways (T&B H).

1 comment:

  1. Hiya

    Just to say the Lychnis is a Campion ... quickly change it and delete this message! I promise never to mention it again ... mums the word.

    Phil (Pegwell)

    ps: we have met.