Thursday, 26 June 2014

Return Of The Ibis!

Hummingbird Hawk moth
At The Patch this morning still 10+ Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Common Terns over the boil with c100 each of Herring and Black-headed Gulls, also a flock of c70 Common Scoter flew west.  A Hummingbird Hawk Moth was sunning itself on the power station perimeter wall.
The eclipse drake Garganey was again at the south end of the ARC with c30 eclipse Gadwall. On the New Diggings a flock of c200 Pochard and Tufted Duck.
This afternoon at Scotney 2 Egyptian Geese including the leucistic individual, 3 young Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover and a Clouded Yellow.
Late afternoon at Dengemarsh the Glossy Ibis flew into Hay field 3 after a 2 week absence, it was joined by 2 Little Egrets, but little else was seen.
A rapidly drying out Hay field 3

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