Monday, 2 August 2010

August 2nd 2010

Bob and I did the pond early afternoon and probably be the last at that time of day, far too many people and no sign of any ST staff to stop the dog walkers, shore walkers and cars trespassing. Place is going down hill rapidly. Bob and John had the Egyptian Goose in toft, no sign of the Little Egrets. Eventualy found the female / immature Goosander found by FF earlier off the valve tower and there were 4 Common Tern, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plover dotted around the place.
Highlight of the day was Colin finding Yellow-legged Clearwing so hopefully the weather will be ok for a county moth tick tomorrow.

Yellow-legged Clearwing by Colin Potter

Some of the more colourful moths trapped over the weekend.

Sallow Kitten by Bob Hazell

Magpie by Bob Hazell