Friday, 14 June 2019

 Swifts at the ARC yesterday
Yesterday evening c1,000 Common Swifts were hawking over the reserve along with good numbers of House Martins and attendant Hobby's. The Cuckoo's were still quite vocal and a Bittern was booming from near the tower.
Hummingbird Hawkmoth
The Xylostella's landed in my moth trap with there being a minimum of 120, also in the trap a Hummingbird Hawkmoth which is the first that I have found actually in the trap, generally it was again a poor night for macro's
08.15-09.15 from the sea watch hide:
Great-crested Grebe: 3 around
Fulmar: 1E.   2W
Manx Shearwater: 2W
Gannet: 34E   44W
Cormorant: 9 around
Oystercatcher: 1E
Kittiwake: 1E. 2W
Sandwich Tern: 32E
Common Tern: 3 around
Guillemot: 1E
Auk sp: 2E.  1W
Black Redstart: 4 around
Harbour Porpoise: 1+
At Lydd Camp the Little Owl was still in the Elders but little else was seen in the strong winds.
Common Tern at Dengemarsh
This afternoon around Dengemarsh the Hobby's were once again the main attraction, giving superb views, as they jinked around right overhead in the strong wind.

Redshank at Dengemarsh
Great White Egret at Dengemarsh

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