Wednesday, 24 April 2013

More arrivals

Keith was on a roll when he found a Whinchat male at the pond this morning just as Bob and I were about to leave home. Although lost to sight when we arrived, it re-appeared on the wooden fence near the scrape after a 10 minute wait. Bob managed a heavily crop distant record shot not wanting to get to close and disturb the migratory birds feeding up and nesting birds in the area.
A few more additions to the pond year list were seen today with at least 26 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and of course the Whinchat while other sightings included Shelduck, 5 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail and Wheatear.

Four Tree Sparrow down the Flecknoe Road and 4 Little Ringed Plover and a single Common Sandpiper along side the A45.

Another good moth catch last night with 52 moths of 16 species from our two traps.
Additions included Early Thorn, Brindled Pug, Double-striped Pug and Agonopterix heracliana

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