Just a reminder that the Fair will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 of August from 9am to 5pm.Â A great day out for all the family.Â Â Stalls include: wildlife art and photography, wood turining and other crafts, cards and gifts, local conservation organisations, outdoor clothing and natural history books. Artists and photographers exhibiting their work include Stephen Message, Dave Featherbe, Norman McCanch, Darren Chaplin and Ian Kent.Â Plus: optics demo, free guided walks, pond-dipping and lots more.Â Admission free to all.
Archive for July 31st, 2006
Sightings of interest during the past few days include: red-crested pochard (female), marsh harrier, hobby, whimbrel, black-tailed godwit, litle stint,common, green and wood sandpipers, greenshank and little gull.
The scrape and the flooded grassland at Carter’s Flood are both beginning to dry out. This has however made both areas attractive to waders. On Sunday the species present included two Ruff, nine Green Sandpiper, a Wood Sandpiper, two Common Sandpiper and twelve Snipe. The run of Garganey records continues with one on the scrape, there having been a maximum of six at the end of last week.
The moth trap is still proving interesting with several unusual migrants. The last couple of nights have produced our fourth Tree-lichen Beauty of the year, several Bordered StrawÂ and a Dewick’s Plusia.
Further interest was provided by a White Admiral, the first on the reserve for several years.
Three Balearic Shearwaters, a Greenshank and an Arctic Skua flew west during the morning whilst a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and three Yellow-legged Gull were feeding at the Patch.
David Walker (from DBO website)