Wednesday, 28 April 2010

April 28th 2010

Finally got me act together and cycled down to the pond where one of the 2 Garganey on site was in toft bay with 12 Swift heading north overhead then met up with Bob and we walked to rainbow to see the second bird, both males.
On returning to the visitors centre there were 4 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Wheatear on farborough bank (another on saddle bank).

Northern Wheatear by Bob Hazell

Also seen were 2 Great-northern Divers, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Tern, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Common Sandpiper.

Bob could not resist this Goldfinch singing its head off

Earlier in the day there was a movement of hirundine and Swifts going north over my estate and despite a run of poor catches I managed to attract this to a Black light I was experimenting with.

Red Twin-Spot Carpet by Bob Hazell



Anna said...

The first photo is magnificent. You have nice collection of bird photos. BTW the only moths I get is when I leave light in the kitchen and they all the stack to the glass window from outside - but nothing like yours. Anna :)

Richard Mays said...

Cheers Anne - taker closer look at your moths - you might be surprised