Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Odds and Sods make a decent visit

Once the early mist had burnt off we walked to toft bay and were disappointed that there was only a dribble of vis mig mainly involving Skylarks along with 4 Jays (3 others seen by Bob and Colin) 2 Redwing, single Fieldfare and Golden Plover. On the deck we had 30+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Reed Bunting. On the water both male Common Scoter and juvenile male Scaup (some observer’s thinks it’s a female so sent the images to the duck professors at WWT for comment) present but looks as if the Black-necked Grebe has done a runner.
Other sightings included 4 Raven, Sparrowhawk, House Martin, 5 Buzzard, 21 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall while the sun brought out 4 Southern Hawker, 2 Migrant Hawker, 2 Common Darter, Comma and a Vapourer Moth.
Considering how cool it gets in the evenings I was surprised to find two micros in the trap.
Acleris schalleriana (3rd garden record)
Garden Rose Tortrix

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