Friday, 7 July 2017


After emptying a bulging moth trap in the company of my 2 new best friends in the mornings, I went to the ARC where the 2 Little Ringed Plovers are still sitting tight on there nests. 150+ Lapwing there and the usual eclipse wildfowl but little else.
Over the road on Burrowes from Dennis's 2 Common Tern chicks from a single nest could be seen, how long they survive is another matter, from Firth a Wood Sandpiper was new for the year, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff, 4 Ringed Plovers and 3 Sandwich Terns there joined by 4 Dunlin this afternoon. From Make piece the Cattle Egret could be seen distantly perched up in the Cormorant colony. At Dengemarsh a Green Sandpiper was new in and 3 Little Egrets there with usual wildfowl. From the VC a Little Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper of note. A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull made a brief visit to Burrowes this afternoon for a bathe.
 Wood Sandpiper from Firth
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull leaving after a quick bathe
 My new best friend in the mornings!

First Jersey Tiger of the year

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