Monday 21 October 2013


Lade - 0700hrs - mild, murky, showery, s 4 - The warm southerly airflow continues to attract a few moths to the garden trap, but once again there was little of note. Migrants were hard to come by over the pits with only Goldfinches in any numbers heading into the brisk wind. In the willow scrub a few Robins, Song Thrushes and Chiffchaffs, Cetti`s Warbler and a Greater pecker.
Scotney - 1300hrs - Checked out the Golden Plovers which harboured a Ruff and a Redshank. A large mixed feral goose flock contained at least ten birds with drooping wings, presumably as a result of gun shot from local wildfowlers.
ARC - 1300hrs - Called in at Hanson where there was similar fare to yesterday with the Glossy Ibis looking settled on the fast disappearing shingle ridges. Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, Greenshank, Blackwit and Ruff were lurking amongst the Goldies and Lapwings. Watched the old female Marsh Harrier take a frog from the reedbed.

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