Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Common Scoter

A trip to the pond with Bob produced my second group of Common Scoter within 4 days with 14 (13 male & fem or immature) out in the center after there were 6 males on Sunday morning which did not hang around. Also present were 5 Little Egret, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Common Tern. 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Teal, Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard and a lone adult Greater Black-backed Gull. Earlier I was lucky to have my second new moth of the month with Black Arches in the trap hot on the heels of a Scarlet Tiger seen earlier in the month so Bob did me proud with his pictures. It was a good catch with first of the year Shaded Broad-bar, Small Rufous (tatty) Yellow-tail and Vapourer. Best we have photographed from Dave’s catch has been Bordered Pug.
Black Arches

Elephant Hawk-moth

Scarlet Tiger

Bordered Pug

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