It’s been a rather quiet few weeks for moth trapping, but the appearance of Clifden Nonpareils on consecutive nights of the 10th and 11th September near Staplecross was exceptional. There has been some speculation that maybe a small breeding population has recently become established in this area as such records are becoming annual, although the last confirmed breeding record for Britain was back in 1964. We can only hope. Sorry for the late posting of this record – better late than never.
Archive for September 23rd, 2010
Highlights over the past few days have included two Honey Buzzard ,yesterday, which drifted over the Beach Reserve at around 11.45am and headed out to sea. The appearence of roosting Golden Plover on Flat Beach, around 330, has attracted a Peregrine which gave fantastic views around the Wader Pool and Flat Beach, a Merlin has frequented Shore Ridges were roosting waders have included 260 Curlew, 14 Knot, 25 Ringed Plover, 120 Oystercatcher and 17 Dunlin. The few Common Terns that have past offshore have attracted at least 3 Arctic Skua. Five Greenshank have still been present around Ternery pool and Harbour Farm Pools.
Oystercatchers on Shore Ridges