Monday, 21 July 2014


At The Patch this morning 4 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1+ Arctic Tern and 40+ Common Terns were the highlight.
At the south end of the ARC 13 Little Egrets and a Redshank with the usual assortment of eclipse duck. Met The Joker at Burrowes where the highlights were 2 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover and 3 Marsh Harriers.
On the ARC from Hanson another 2 Common Sandpipers on Cormorant Island, 200+ Pochard, 150+ Coot, 100+ Gadwall and another Marsh Harrier. Along the track to Hanson 2 Reed Warblers still singing.
Avocet on the beach at The Midrips
This afternoon at Scotney, 6 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 6 Curlew, 2 Avocet and 3 Dunlin.
At The Midrips, an adult and 2 juvenile Wheatears, a Little Tern roosting on the beach, 10 Avocets, 3 Common Sandpipers, 7 Redshank, 4 Curlews, 4 Whimbrel, 9 Oystercatchers, a Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, a pair of Shelduck with 4 well grown young and another with 6 liquorice allsorts. While walking along the Green Wall, Red Admirals and Peacock Butterflys were streaming in off the sea, a Brimstone came in, also a Demoiselle species along with many Darters, the Thistles along the Green wall were attracting lots of Tortoiseshell's but no Scarce ones that I could see.
Below are a few images of the moths from the Plodland trap.
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Rusty-dot Pearl
Kent Black Arches
Swallow Prominent
July Highflyer

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