Saturday, 22 September 2012

The calm before the storm?

Chiffchaff, Roger, Johnny and Mike's hand. A quiet day on the nets- a few migrants including a singing Willow Warbler 
Mompha sp (subbistrigella). The evenings are cool at the moment so very quiet on the moth front. This was the best thing last night. 
! Two weird ducks on 100 acre- a Yellow-billed Pintail/hybrid on the left and a female Chestnut Teal (?) on the right 
Too much plastic on the farm (and not just the rubbish bags that blow in from the tip) 
Tree and House Sparrows

Ok, despite the excitement about the winds (and all the great birding that everyone along the east coast was having) today at Beddington was basically rubbish. (A few migrants: 10+ Swallow, 15 Mipit, 2 Sand Martin, 8 Green Sand, 140+ Teal, 64 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 4 Sparrowhawk, 3 Grey Wagtail and a few Chiffys, one Blackcap and a Goldcrest in the garden this morning). A Common Lizard under the survey mats and a few more bug ticks.
Weather looks good for tomorrow so fingers crossed.

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