Saturday, 1 October 2011

A bit of Vis Mig

Sparrowhawk and Carrion Crow

Red Admiral- 30+ migrating south today

Another Dewick's Plusia in the trap last night!

I awoke to the sound of Sandwich Terns this morning and on calling Roger he had located three flying SE. It was very quiet on the ground in this high pressure (nearly 30C... in October!) and the visible migration was but a trickle. Just a few Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches- no Swallows for a couple of days now.
Most visible migration interest today came from migrating butterflies with 30+ Red Admiral flying South and out first Clouded Yellow of the year.
A female Pheasant flying across the lake from the landfill was my first at the farm in a long time.

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