Tuesday 15 August 2017

Lade waders

Lade - 0730hrs - mild, cloudy, light airs - With thunder and lightening out in the Channel during the early hours, followed by some hefty showers it was no surprise that a sprinkling of passage waders had been grounded around the margins of south lake and the muddy patch amid the willow swamp, Wood Sandpiper is an infrequent visitor here, infact I can only recall three others in almost 12 years, so one this morning was good news. Several Common and Green Sandpipers, Redshank and Greenshank were also present.
  Other birds of note included two Great White Egrets, a Black-necked Grebe, Kingfisher, juvenile Green Woodpeckers and several Willow Warblers.
  A late morning visit around the pond in hot sunshine resulted in a flush of common butterflies, mostly Common Blues, plus several Migrant Hawkers, Broad-bodied Chasers and Hummingbird Hawk-moths.

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