A fine selection of birds today included, from the viewpoint, two Marsh Harrier, at least two Bearded Tit, both Sedge Warbler and a smaller number of Reed Warblers and even a Nightingale! On Harbour Farm, 18 Avocet and a Little Ringed Plover were present on the pools near Harbour Farm Barns, while two Black-tailed Godwit were on the pool immediately to the west of this. In addition, a Whitethroat was singing from the scrub by the Narrow Pits.
Archive for April 12th, 2009
The first of 2009 in my Rye trap this morning. An unmistakable spring moth of pinewoods, parks and gardens, which rests with wings tightly folded. Beautifully camouflaged as a pine bud when resting on pine shoots but very obvious when in the trap! Also today 2 Streamer, a faded Twin-spotted Quaker and an early Red Twin-spot Carpet.