Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Hooded Crow

 Lade - warm, dry and sunny, light airs - Sunshine throughout the day and perfect for a butterfly transect along the main track by south lake during which 27 Common Blues and four Small Heaths were recorded, plus five Silver Y moths. The Hooded Crow that was seen last weekend and yesterday on the beach flew across north lake this morning along with several Carrion Crows heading for the fields at Romney Salts. There was much Cuckoo activity across the site, while several more broods of Linnets were out and about joining the hundreds of juvenile Starlings and House Sparrows already plundering an abundance of invertebrates amongst the broom and gorse on the shingle ridges. Yesterday a large Mink was seen to swim across to one of the islands from the Willow Swamp clutching what looked like an adult Moorhen.

                                 Foxgloves in full flower

                                  One of many Common Blues on the wing today

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