Monday, 3 October 2011

BEDDINGTON FARMLANDS AUTUMN 2011 - THE FIRST HALF


This juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper in mid September was one of the highlights


Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper- typically a September migrant to Beddington


Juvenile Ruff. Another typical September migrant which has seen a reduction in numbers in recent years.

Adult Arctic Tern- a scarce passage migrant to Beddington


Autumn Wheatears. 2011 has been a very good year for Wheatears at Beddington.


Tree Lichen Beauty. Up to five of these were recorded in July/August.


Dewick's Plusia. One of the autumn's highlights was discovering what appears to be a local population of this moth- perhaps the only colony in the UK?


Juvenile Wood Sandpipers. Three birds were present in early August.


This juvenile Black-tailed Godwit undertook a record stay proving that the new wader habitat can hold larger waders.


Another autumn highlight was the discovery of a population of Common Lizards on site.


Ok- this bird was in mid July so really a summer highlight but a first for Beddington and national scarcity so here it is again. A great find by Johnny.

5 comments:

Ali said...

Nice pics (and nice blog) :)

I stumbled across your blog while looking for gen on the Adana region. Do you have any advice on access to Akyatan? I'll be hoping to stop by there next January

I think you can respond from this comment?

Cheers

Ali

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Ali,
unfortunately I dont remember the access details to Akyatan. Best of luck with your trip- a nice time of year to go-the coast will be warmer than the plateau.

Factor said...

You forgot to mention another rarity - rumour has it a Lesser Spotted Kojak made an appearance.

Peter Alfrey said...

I think that record of Kojak needs a description. Formerly a common resident and now a vagrant to Beddington :-)

Ali said...

No problem. Thanks - was nice to read about it anyway :)