Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Same again ish

More Chiffchaff (11), House Martin (80) and Sand Martin (12) arrived today along with Peregrine and 2 Golden Plover which circled the country park before settling opposite the entrance to the Kites Hardwick Golf Range. At least 3 pairs of House Martin still attending their nests on the sailing club and long staying birds included the Black-necked Grebe, Common Scoter and Wheatear. Also present between country park and toft shallows were Ringed Plover, 5 Buzzard, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnet and Whitethroat.
No visible migration in an hours watch from the country park probably due to the direction of the brisk but cool north west wind.
Butterflies included Red Admiral and Speckled Wood while toft shallows had 2 Southern Hawker and 3 Common Darter while a Migrant Hawker was in the main car park.
Dave’s garden had 4 Comma and 2 Red Admiral attracted to his sugar water feeder while the only moth of interest were Burnished Brass and Svensson's Copper Underwing from 83 moths of 23sp while all I could manage was 23 moths from 8 species though 5 Lunar Underwing was a good species count for me.

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