Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Last couple of days!

Fledgling Wheatear from the power station
 Female Black Redstart from the power station
The pair of Peregrines are still loafing around on the pylons but no sign of them breeding. Sea watching has predictably been poor.
 Yellow Wagtail Dengemarsh
 Yellow Wagtail Dengemarsh
Dengemarsh has been quite productive the last couple of days with up to 12 Hobby's, several Marsh Harriers, Common Buzzards and Bearded Tits, Reed Buntings seem numerous as do Reed and Sedge Warblers and Common Whitethroats with smaller numbers of Cetti's Warblers, there are still a couple of Lesser Whitethroats singing. Bitterns are booming regularly and it looks like the Great White Egrets area returning with 3 present this morning. When I was at Hayfield 3 this morning DW tweeted a Honey Buzzard over the trapping area, I picked up presumably the same bird circling high over Dengemarsh Gully then drifting off west over the ranges. At Lydd Camp the Little Owl  was in its chosen Elder.
 Hobby's at Dengemarsh

 Great White Egret

 Swallow at the chicken sheds very low numbers around
 Sedge Warbler at Springfield Bridge
Little Owl at Lydd Camp in its usual Elder
 22 Curlews and 54 Oystercatchers roosting on Burrowes this evening
 Some of the 100s of Pochards that are now on the reserve
Emperor Dragonfly basking in the evening sun
 Flame Wainscot probable migrant 4th for the trap
Bordered White. A common moth but the first one in my trap

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