Friday, 10 September 2010

September 10th 2010

Rain held off this afternoon when Dave and I met up with Colin at Draycote and we ambled to hensborough bank. Wind is now westerly and there was not a lot on show though we did manage to find 7 of the 8 Black Terns that were reported in the morning including adult summer plumage bird just starting to moult on the forehead, 4 Ringed Plover, a juvenile Ruff that flew in at 14:45 and a steady stream of hirundines heading south – mostly Swallows with the odd Sand Martin. Also present among 116 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were 2 adult, one juvenile and one 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull plus 2 Gadwall, Buzzard and Great-spotted Woodpecker. Kept an eye out for the phalarope but no sign of it.

Meanwhile superbob has been clicking away at my moths and I have'nt shared them with you for awhile.

Orange Swift

Pale Eggar

Lime-speck Pug

Brindled Green

Frosted Orange


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