Monday, 19 September 2016

Migrants etc

Whinchat- two yesterday on the associate members walk. 
 Also the first Spotted Flycatcher of the year found by Tomos
 Autumn male Northern Wheatear - one of three yesterday.
 Chiffchaff- one of the 30+ around. Also Meadow Pipits moving through, Swallows and the odd Sand and House Martin, Hobby yesterday, a few Yellow Wagtails and the odd Whitethroat and Reed Warbler.
First-winter  'Yellow-legged Gull' (looks a bit Caspo like) 
 An influx of duck in last couple of day with 65 Shoveler (above), 24 Wigeon (below), 175 Teal and 30+ Gadwall 

 Gadwalls- interestingly they seemed to think it was spring and the males were trying to mate with a female

 Common Blue- butterfly numbers are down now
 Ivy is typically providing one of the main sources of nectar in this part of the year. A lot of the insects are concentrating on Mile Road bridge. Red Admiral.
 Speckled Wood
 Hornet Hoverfly 
 Ivy Bee
 Seven-spot Ladybird
 Common Carder Bee
Syrphus sp.

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