Hot, dry and sunny, SW3 - We`ve spent the weekend out and about locally with Ted in tow. An early morning trip down to Littlestone along the foreshore delivered scores of beached jellyfish, a couple of passing Sandwich Terns and two Ringed Plovers. The verge by the sea wall in front of the golf links still had hundreds of Pyramidal Orchids in flower, most of which were well past their best, while it was good to see several Marbled Whites on the wing. Visits to Dungeness and Lade yielded very little apart from more Marbled Whites, plus the usual breeding birds and a Little Stint from Hanson hide where the habitat is in prime condition for the return wader passage, more of which anon no doubt.... Lade north was full of Pochard (260), grebes and Coots feeding amongst the pond weed.
The garden moth trap has been delivering a fair selection of moths of late with Treble Brown Spot new for the site last night.