Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Yellow Wagtails in the sun!

 A pleasant but short wander around the trapping area this morning found just a handful of Common Whitethroats and a Chiffchaff of any note, while  at West Beach 2 Black Redstarts collecting food for young.
From the entrance track to the RSPB visitor centre 5+ Hobby's and 2 Marsh Harriers. From Dennis's hide a single summer plumage Dunlin among the building numbers of Lapwing.
In the screen hide at the ARC the Swallow family has fledged and new nest is under construction. Nearby a Corn bunting carrying food at Cockles Bridge.
After a blank hour sitting in the sun sky watching from Plodland, I took a  wander out to the back of Scotney, where the 2 Spoonbills were still present as were the 15 pairs of Avocets, 3 Marsh Harriers and the usual Yellow Wagtails, Corn buntings and Tree Sparrows.
 Yellow Wagtail Springfield Bridge
Mid afternoon from Springfield Bridge a male Yellow Wagtail was taking food to a nest, so at least 1 pair nested on the reserve. Of note over the flood 3 Hobby's hawking Dragonflies, 2 Marsh Harriers over Dengemarsh and a Bittern gave a brief flight view.
1st summer Hobby's Dengemarsh Flood
Last nights haul of moths was fairly unimpressive, though I think a Rosy Wave is among the catch and would be new for me, the moth lords will decide.

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