Sunday, 16 September 2012

Bits and Bobs

Whitethroat in the Grandborough valley and 40+ Tree Sparrows just leaving their roost before we had the drake Common Scoter off draycote bank, Black-necked Grebe in toft bay and the drake Scaup in biggen bay from farborough spit, Draycote Water. Not brilliant views but saved on shoe leather, only other birds of note were 8 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, Yellow-legged Gull and a frustrating flyover tern which gave the impression of being a Sandwich but got on to it to late to be certain.
After seeing 9 Raven mobbing a Buzzard over the Northamptonshire border from Napton on the Hill we chatted with the Judge family at Napton Reservoir before seeing 12 Shoveler, Reed Warbler and 4 Meadow Pipit plus Southern Brown and Migrant Hawkers and the odd Common Blue Damselfly, Speckled Wood and Vapourer moth. Tawny Owl calling close by while checking on last nights catch.
latest Space Shed times

a very pale Sallow 

only just starting to appear but a worn  Black Rustic

Lunar Underwing

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