Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Twitching a butterfly

The Patch was quiet this morning with just 1 Arctic Tern and 1 Little Gull among the few Common Terns and Black-headed Gulls. On the perimeter fence behind the hide 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Black Redstarts and a Whinchat. A wander around the bushes with AJG was also quiet, just a hand full of Chiffchaffs, another Whinchat, 2 more Black Redstarts, a Wheatear and in stark contrast to yesterday just 11 Swallows.

Long Tailed Blue Kinsdown
 A long with DW, GH and AJG I spent a few hours at Kingsdown admiring the Long Tailed Blue butterfly's which showed quite well. While there a Peregrine dashed through.

Peregrine Kingsdown

Arctic Skua at the fishing boats this evening
 This evening at the fishing boats with DW 5+ Arctic Skuas were terrorising the Sandwich Terns and 17 Brent Geese flew west.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Skua pics Martin - the best I've seen from Dungee!