Saturday, 25 April 2015

Steady Movement

 The change in weather seems to have had an impact. Whimbrel on the Southern Lake today, 1 Woodlark over (seen by Glenn- I still need it for the site), Hobby and Garden Warbler firsts for the year, an influx of at least 14 Shelducks, 30+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, ), 2 LRP (prospecting locally), 1 Greenshank, 1 Red Kite and 1 Wheatear. The 2nd-summer Iceland Gull also back (looks like it went to Staines in the week) 
 Whitetroat- a good influx of warblers today: 10 Chiffchaff, 20 Blackcap, 20 Whitethroat, 3+ Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler
 Eristalinus sepulchralis- The loop in the wing vein R4+5 and spotted eyes is unique for this genus in Britain. Recently emerged- this species is mainly in the rank vegetation on 100 acre. 
Sawfly sp- 10s of these today along North Lake Path on Roses
 Holly Blue- A few of these, also Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Peacock, Brimstone
Baccha elongata- finally seen (noticed) one of these distinctive hovers. The very long, slender, wasp-waisted shape is unmistakable. 

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