Highlights today have included, Firecrest, 4 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat and a Merlin at West Beach, at least 200 Meadow Pipit and 4 Whimbrel were still present on Harbour Farm also 100 Siskin passed overhead. At Castle Water, 75 Shoveler, 45 Gadwall, 50 Wigeon, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Grey Wagtail.
Archive for September 22nd, 2008
I found this young Slow-worm attempting to eat a slug in the Lime Kiln Garden this morning, and making a meal of it as it were. The typically slow movements of the slug were matched by the sluggish gnawing of the lizard, and it all had the feel of some piece of slow-motion film. I watched this gruesome tableau for about ten minutes, by which time the slug appeared no closer to being dispatched. Further information on Slow-worms can be found here
There are few species in the Lime Kiln moth trap these days, the majority this morning being either Flounced Rustic or Setaceous Hebrew Character. Now we’re almost through September, I’m begining to see what I always think of as ‘autumn moths’, species such as Feathered Ranunculus (new for the year this morning), Lunar Underwing and Feathered Brindle (below), this last one something of a rarity. Other ‘notables’ included L-album Wainscot and White-Point.