Friday, 2 September 2016

A few migrants

 Chiffchaff- 20+ on the edges today. Also 3-4 Reed Warblers (in the bushes), a few Blackcaps and 2-3 Whitethroats
 One of two Whinchats, also a Wheatear and 4 Yellow Wagtail over 
 Juvenile Goldfinch on thistle. The flock of about 70+ seem to have dispersed now.
 Long-tailed Tit- about 15 around. Noticeably few Great and Blue Tits around. 
 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull 
 Gull sp? A very contrasting bird with dark upperparts and very white head and underparts. 
 One of these in the trap last night- never seen one before
 Hawthorn moth
Migrant Hawker- 10-15 of these around recently. Also good numbers of Common Darter. About 20 Red Admirals too- presumably migrants. 

Habitat on 100 acre. The next big challenge at the farmlands is protecting this wetland which supports the local Lapwing breeding population and passage waders 

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