Sunday 25 June 2023

Bits and pieces

 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.

                                  Pyramidal Orchids, Littlestone

                                 Sea Holly, Littlestone

                                  Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita

                                  Ted on the beach

The garden moth trap has been delivering a fair selection of moths of late with Treble Brown Spot new for the site last night.

                                  Peppered Moth


                                  Treble Brown Spot

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