Saturday, 27 June 2015


After emptying a full moth trap this morning and finding nothing unusual, I took a long pleasant walk around the Scotney complex and the wind farm. As usual good numbers of Yellow Wagtails and Corn Buntings were seen, it seems the Tree Sparrows have done well here as well as at Baynham Farm, 4+ Marsh Harriers were hunting the fields but no sign of AJGs male Montagu's Harrier from yesterday. 2 Barn Owls were out hunting and 3 Little Owls, a Peregrine was terrorising the Wood Pigeons and Stock Doves, a party of 12 Sand Martins flew west. On the back lakes I could not find any Spoonbills, the Avocets are still sitting surrounded by c150 eclipse Pochard and c500 Greylags. 
 Yellow Wagtail
 Reed Warbler
 In an hour this evening at the fishing boats c100 Gannets mainly moving west, a mixed party of c25 Sandwich and Common terns were fishing along the colour change, 5 Kittiwakes flew west, 4 Great-crested Grebes off shore and 3+ Harbour Porpoises. 
A well marked Willow Beauty from this mornings catch

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