Thursday, 9 September 2021

Bulrush Wainscot

 Dungeness - humid, misty, sunny later, SW 2 - Last night`s weather conditions were near perfect for moth trapping with light airs, low cloud and a high humidity, so it was no surprise then that the garden trap was busy with moths this morning, including Latticed Heath and Light Emerald, both scarce here, and a Bulrush Wainscot, new for the Plovers site. 

                                             Bulrush Wainscot, new for the trap site

                                  Latticed Heath

                                 Light Emerald

                                 Clouded Yellow, ARC

We spent the final session of our four day bird tour around the peninsula noting another Spotted Flycatcher and a few common passage warblers at the top end of Long Pits; a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Wheatears and a Glossy Ibis at ARC; four Black-tailed Godwits, 55 Golden Plover, a Common Sandpiper and Common Tern, plus a trio of roosting Spoonbills on Burrowes. Once the sun broke through the butterflies came alive and we saw at least six Clouded Yellows on the track down to the pines. During the course of the week 110 species of birds were accumulated for Clare and Peter, the highlights being the wader tally at an impressive 20 species, including Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank.  

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