Friday, 6 August 2010

August 6th 2010

A lone Swift flew over the garden heading south east this morning and another 3 were seen low over Overslade, Rugby heading south avoiding the showers.
Out with Dave this afternoon to Brandon Marsh but there was no sign of yesterdays Marsh Harrier, waders were represented by single Snipe and 2 Green Sandpiper on Teal Pool and single Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper and Ringed Plover on East Marsh. Only other birds of note were 6 Sand Martin, Blackcap, Great-spotted Woodpecker and 6 Stock Dove.

I have been seeing Little Ringed Plovers all week and Dave Huttons brilliant photos show features I never noticed - cheers Dave.

A very late evening visit to Draycote Water produce plenty of gulls arriving late for the roost and my first returning Greenshank on the inlet but my main objective was to do some lamping around the mound below draycote bank managing to net 12 species of moth.


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