Todayâ€™s sightings included: hobby, marsh harrier, barn owl, curlew, house martin, and redstart.Â
Archive for September 22nd, 2006
There has been lots of interest for the Temminck’s Stint, it is now back on the scrape by Lime Kiln Cottage 1.15pm.
Few birds were present in the early morning rain. Blackcaps were the commonest migrant in the bushes. The onlyÂ bird of note was a single Grasshopper Warbler.
The moth trap produced more, with 63 species identified. The run of good migrantsÂ continues with 8 Convolvulus Hawk-moth, 43 Delicate, 5 Small Mottled Willow,Â single European Corn-borer and Four-spotted Footman and also 12 Scarce Bordered Straw.Â
A good selection of birds along the shore this morning, 410 Oystercatcher, 129 Curlew, 2 Avocet, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Grey Plover, 45 Dunlin and 2 Little Stint were feeding, also present 5 Brent Geese, 4 Little Egret and 4 Pintail. The Wader Pool attracted a Curlew Sandpiper and 9 Little Stint were present on the Beach Reserve. The Temmick’s Stint was still on the same scrape near Lime Kiln Cottage at 7am, but was flushed by dogs and has not come back yet (9am).