Sunday, 20 September 2020

Beddington Farmlands- a few migrants

 Walked round with Steve Gale today. Ebird list HERE. 65 species, the highlights included 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat (presumed family party) , 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 25+ Chiffchaff, 6 Little Egret, 14 Wigeon (an influx), 1 Pintail, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe and a Peregrine. 

The moth trap was pretty quiet last night- highlights included 2 Dewick's Plusia, 1 L-album Wainscot (both these previously rare species have been present daily in last two or three weeks) , a Lunar Underwing and the usual species for this time of year- Square-spot Rustics, Large Yellow Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Vine's Rustic, Pale Mottled Willow etc .

First-winter Whinchat
Adult male Stonechat
Reed Warbler
Wigeon and other waterfowl- a noteable influx of Wigeon today 

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