Sunday, 27 July 2014

Tufties

 Tufted Duck with young- was getting a bit worried that no broods of Tufted Ducks but two broods have appeared in last few days
 Goldfinch flocks are building now- up to 60+ around, also a few Linnet and 1 Skylark on the mound
 Six-spot Burnet- still 30+ on the mound
 Small Tortoiseshell - good numbers still around
 Toadflax Pug (I think- first for farmlands if so)
 Dichrorampha vancouverana (first for farmlands if correct id) Surrey Moths id: probably  D. petiverella
 Grapholita lunulana (If correct- a first for the farmlands)
Purple Loose-strife and Mustard flowering on the Northern Lake

Had a walk for the Hackbridge locals today but only one local resident turned up. Luckily a few others from further a field were there so we had a look over 100 acre and ended up on the mound.
4 Common Sandpiper, only 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal and good numbers of Butterflies.



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