Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Plovers and Pugs

It's been a busy couple of days at work, got a birding bike ride in yesterday morning and also been keeping an eye out of the obs window. Had an Oystercatcher flying over the obs garden last week, the Iceland Gull sitting on the incinerator buildings and had six Ringed Plover fly north yesterday during a down pour. Also Common Sandpiper, Barn Owl and Little Ringed Plover calling at night and the moths are picking up a bit now in the evening. Had my first Common Blue of the year yesterday too. 

 Ringed Plover- traditionally Ringed Plovers continue moving through into mid-late May locally. The highest spring count was 34 on 18th May 1999
 Green Pug
Currant Pug. Also in the trap Silver-Y, Diamond-back Moth, Garden Pebble, Pale Mottled Willows, Marbled Minor, Clouded Silver and a couple of micros

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