Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A Slow Day!

A very quiet morning around The Point with a very elusive Yellow-browed Warbler in the lighthouse garden, a few each of Firecrest, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff in the bushes, while overhead small numbers of Siskins, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Skylarks, Reed Buntings, Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit and a Woodlark which I missed, also a handful of Swallows and House Martins.
At Denge Marsh the 6 Cattle Egrets still, also a Ruff, a Curlew, 3 Great White Egrets and a Wheatear of note.
 Cattle Egrets in the hay fields

A very slow sea watch this afternoon14.00-15.15 from the fishing boats with AJG:
Common Scoter: 37W
Red-throated Diver: 2W
Gannet: 6W
Mediterranean Gull: 16 around
Kittiwake: 42 around
Sandwich Tern: 9 around
Harbour Porpoise: 2
The Plodland MV held it's first Vestal of the year, also 2 more Palpita vitrealis, a Scarce Bordered Straw, a Udea ferrugalis and a few Xylostella's of note among the Lunar Underwings, Seataceous Hebrew Characters, Large Wainscots, Black Rustics and Feathered Brindles, also a single Sallow.
My first Vestal of the year
 Another 2 Palpita vitrealis last night
Udea ferrugalis

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