Archive for September 9th, 2009

9th September 2009, Wednesday

Migrants

For some time now migrants have been passing through the RX area heading south. Many of them will cross through Spain and I was pleased to find this authoritative blog on the Extremadura region which refers to several of our migrant species. The report on white stork contained in this document is a touch concerning – this is an abundant and obvious species in that area:

9th September 2009, Wednesday

Little Grebes around Northpoint


Little Grebes seem to have had quite a good season. Today there was a pair in breeding plumage with 2 stripey young (photo) and an adult in winter plumage on the first pool towards Camber after the golf club, and a pair with a juvenile plus 3 other adults on the pool at the E end of Northpoint, and a pair raised 2 young on the creek at the W end of Northpoint. There are also several regular sites inland on East Guldeford Level and at Moneypenny where a pair were holding territory in late May.

9th September 2009, Wednesday

Camber and Northpoint

Relatively sheltered hollows on the landward side of Camber dunes this afternoon revealed a Clouded Yellow, 3 Small Heaths, a Red Admiral, a Speckled Wood and a migrant Rush Veneer moth, while near the harbour master’s were single Whinchat and Wheatear. A male Ruddy Darter was settled by the small pool at the western end of Northpoint, and a male Migrant Hawker was cruising round my garden in North Salts as I came back in.