Archive for August 31st, 2010

31st August 2010, Tuesday

Rye Harbour Sightings

Plenty of passerine activity on the Beach Reserve and Harbour Farm today, with around 100 Yellow Wagtail foraging along the beach road, several Wheatear near the river mouth, about 100 Sand Martin feeding over the pits and pools, and at least three Whinchat along the fence near Harbour Farm Barns. In addition, the Quarry held a Greenshank, three Knot and a Little Egret while a Green Sandpiper, a Snipe and two Grey Partridge were seen from the Crittall Hide (Ternery Pool)

31st August 2010, Tuesday

Rye Harbour Moths

There seems to have been quite a bit of migrant activity over the last few days, with several species of immigrant turning up in my moth trap. The majority of these seem to be the (largish) micro Rush Veneer, with quite a few White-point (which probably also breeds on this part of the south coast), Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y. Highlight however was the attractive micro Marbled Yellow Pearl (Evergestis extimalis) another scarce resident more usually found as a migrant in southern Britain.
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Marbled Yellow Pearl