First thing this morning I was pleasantly surprised to find plenty of moths in the trap, even more surprised to find my first Black Arches, a superb looking beastie and quite scarce on the peninsular.
First Black Arches in the Plodland trap
A few seconds later and the Bee-eater was gone!
My first Willow Warbler of the Autumn
Sparrowhawk over the ARC
Painted Lady at the ARC
A lunchtime visit to Scotney found 3 Little Owls around the farm, the 2 Spoonbills were still present and were actually awake and feeding, also 6 Avocets, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpipers, many Yellow Wagtails and Linnets a few Corn Buntings and some Skylarks.
A sleepy Little Owl
1 of the 2 Scotney Spoonbills awake at last
1 of many Yellow Wagtails at Scotney today
I joined AJG for a sea watch from the fishing boats this afternoon 13.45-15.15:
Common Scoter: 12E
Great-crested Grebe: 5 around
Cormorant: 17 around
Sandwich Tern: 3W
Common Tern: 36W
Sand Martin: 27W