Sunday, 28 June 2015

A quiet day!

It's good to see islands rapidly growing on the ARC from Hanson even if they are occupied by Coots and Mute Swans. The Reed Warbler chicks are now out of the nest I have been watching, but evading the camera. A Cuckoo flew past the hide as did an Egyptian Goose, little else was seen there today.
From Dennis's hide 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Ringed Plover were the highlights.
A wander around Dengemarsh saw the usual reed bed Warblers and 2 Marsh Harriers.
In this evenings stroll around the Scotney complex a family of Little Owls entertained me. Further on the usual Yellow Wagtails, Corn Buntings and Tree Sparrows all of which I am so lucky to be able to see daily just a couple of minutes drive from home, indeed I can see Yellow Wagtails daily from my garden. On the back lake the 2 Spoonbills still, the Avocets appear to have been predated as there are now only 6 sitting birds and not a chick to be seen, 9 sitting birds less than yesterday. All the missing birds are from the island closest to the causeway, it wouldn't surprise me if 1 of the many Badgers around the area swam out and predated the eggs. 
 Adult Little Owl
 Juvenile Little Owl
 Photo bombing the Avocet
 2 of the 3 Small Mottled Willows in the Plodland trap this morning
 Shore Wainscot another surprise this morning
Swallow-tailed Moth always nice to one these in the Plodland trap 

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