Wednesday 9 October 2019

Quiet days

Lade - mild, cloudy, w 3 - We flogged around the local patch for little return this morning under leaden skies with rain clouds out over the Channel. A few Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, 10 Reed Buntings, five Chiffchaffs and 100 hirundines over south lake was the sum total of migrant birds. Also noted Kingfisher, eight Little Egrets, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Cetti`s Warbler and 20 Mediterranean Gulls on north lake.
  An afternoon seawatch from the fishing boats with the regulars produced up to four Arctic Skuas, a trickle of Gannets, Sandwich Terns, Kittiwakes and Swallows out. Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seal also present.
  Called in at the Kerton Road café on the way home where the scarce migrant White-speck moth was on show.


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