Saturday, 13 June 2015

I have been tied up the last few days with domestic stuff and probably will be for a few more days. 
Once again today the relentless wind dominated the birding. although thankfully not cold it was still uncomfortable.
The post/non breeding duck flock at the south end of the ARC is building up though I could find the drake Garganey, there were plenty of Swifts and Swallows over the lake and Cuckoo calling there. 
Hobby over Hookers ramp
This afternoon a walk from Springfield Bridge round the Hayfields to Hookers and Burrowes was disappointing with the wind keeping most birds tucked in the bushes. 5+ Hobby's and 50+ Swifts were high over Dengemarsh and Hookers. There appears to be 4+ pairs of Common Terns on one of the rafts, the other 2 occupied by Common Gulls. Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Common Whitethroats and Cetti's Warblers were all singing unseen despite the wind.
Last nights moth catch at Plodland was the best so far this year with 26 species of macro and several micros including another Small Mottled Willow, 2 Bordered Straws and 15 Plutella xylostella. 

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