Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Deep-brown Dart

A few interesting bits today on a typical early October day at the farmlands:

Bird Migrants: 3 Wigeon, 1 1st winter Caspian Gull, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit,  2 House Martin, 1 Sedge and 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff,  3 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Reed Bunting 

Moth trap: 1 Deep-brown Dart, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Beaded Chestnut, 3 Barred Sallow, 4 Lunar Underwing, 2 Brindled Green, 1 Large Yellow Underwing,  1 Red-green Carpet, 1 Double-striped Pug. 

 Deep-brown Dart- the 4th record for Beddington 
 Deep-brown Dart (right) and Black Rustic (left) 
 Beaded Chestnut (top) and Lunar Underwing (below) 
 3 Wigeon on North Lake 
 First-winter Caspian Gull 
 Ivy Bee- lots on Mile Road Bridge at the moment 
Good to see a group visiting the farmlands this weekend. Ever since Viridor brought their foot down on access there have been very few visitors and following a cull on the bird group there are now plans to enforce tighter access conditions. Real oppressive stuff for a company who are supposed to be creating a public community nature reserve.


Arjun Dutta said...

Dammit wish I'd known about that group visiting

Peter Alfrey said...

It was a London RSPB visit so was only publicised within the RSPB

Arjun Dutta said...

Ah ok. I'll keep an eye out for future events or pray the gates are opened when you find another mega :)