Friday, 24 July 2015

Balearic Shearwater!

 First thing this morning I once again assisted Barry Banson with the 2 Boulderwall Farm moth traps, both were very busy with the quality being yet another Splendid Brocade and 2 Small Mottled Willows. The Plodland trap was not as busy but did yield it's first Four-spotted Footman and a Short Cloaked Moth.
From Hanson a Wood Sandpiper, 3+ Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, Knot, Dunlin and 6 Whimbrel of note.
A short sea watch this morning was unproductive, another this afternoon until the rain arrived provided the first Balearic Shearwater of the autumn, 10s each of Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns feeding, a Mediterranean Gull, c20 Common Scoter, a grey Seal and several Harbour Porpoises.
 First Balearic Shearwater of the Autumn off the fishing boats
 A superb Lowestoft sailing trawler past The point this afternoon
 The first Four-spotted Footman in the Plodland trap
The first Short-cloaked Moth in the Plodland trap

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