Been a busy few days working on the local election campaign, work and getting in a bit of birding, night recording and moth trapping in between. Met up with Sue and Roger Payne today at Rainham and had a look round there. Highlights were lots of summer migrants including Hobby.
Its been very quiet with the night recording- Little Ringed Plover being the highlight.
A pretty good night in the moth trap on Thursday evening, the highlight being a Powdered Quaker and a Herald caught last night.
Lesser Whitethroat now singing outside the obs window.
Sedge Warbler at Rainham today- at least 5 on our walk, also Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat. At least five Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby and 3 Common Buzzard. Also one female Wheatear.
Marsh Frog at Rainham today
Powdered Quaker- also this week Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, Small Quaker, Hebrew Character, Brindled Pug, Double-striped Pug and an influx of Platyedra subcinerea,
Also this Herald
Our three election flyers that we have been distributing this week. Also on the local election front been distributing myth busting flyers, running social media campaigns, recorded a campaign song! and tomorrow we have a visit from Jean Lambert, MEP who is here to highlight the destruction of the local wildlife that is going on. INSIDE CROYDON ARTICLE HERE