Friday, 17 March 2017

Night Life, Gulls, Migrants, Quakers and Toads

Been a busy couple of days and nights at the obs and on the farmlands: 

Been practising with the night trawling. Found the first LRP for the year and also picking up Redwings moving at night. Also Barn Owl and Little Owl calling and interesting to hear how active the waterbirds are at night. 

The first Little Ringed Plover of the year- found at night using the sound approach

Teal and other waterfowl


2 Caspians, 1 2nd-winter Yellow-legged and one of the Glaucs today.
 First-winter Glaucous Gull
 First-winter Caspian Gull 
First-winter Caspian X319 


Ring Ouzel. 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1-2 Sand Martin and 8 Water Pipit on the farm today. 

Back of the cam shot of today's male Ring Ouzel by Roger Browne
Sand Martin 

Common, Twin-spot and Small Quakers (and a March Moth). Also Double-striped Pug yesterday.

These have been moving around recently, mainly a night. Almost trod on this one by the hide. 

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