Archive for August 25th, 2008

25th August 2008, Monday

RSPB Dungeness

The highlight on the reserve for the last couple of days has been the sighting of a couple of common cranes. They have been seen all around the reserve and have given some really good views. They were spotted again this morning so they are still around.
Also on the reserve the ARC hide has had plenty of waders present, including wood sandpiper, green sandpiper, spotted redshank, greenshank and black-tailed godwit. Other sightings include black-necked grebe, hobby, peregrine, kingfisher and sand martin.

25th August 2008, Monday

A snail-killing fly

fly

I photographed this rather attractive small fly on Saturday near Blackwall Bridge, Rother Valley. Patrick Roper has identified it as the snail-killing fly (Sciomyzidae) called Coremacera marginata.

25th August 2008, Monday

Beach Reserve

Highlights this morning, at least 200 Yellow Wagtail and 60 Linnet were along Shore Ridges and Harbour Farm, a Great Skua was lingering offshore out from the Old Lifeboat House and a Peregrine passed over Ternery Pool. Waders on Flat Beach and Flat Beach Quarry included, Golden Plover, Whimbrel, Curlew, Knot, Common Sandpiper and Dunlin.