Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pintails, Sunsets and Rustics

Enjoying this Indian Summer. The moth trap has been full of ants and midges which seemed to have emerged en masse in this heat but also some nice looking moths including Black Rustic, Large Ranunculus, Large Wainscot, Blair's Shoulder-knot and we had another Dewick's Plusia by the hide yesterday during the day- they must be a colonists at Beddington, the only UK population!
I had a couple of Common Lizards under the mats a couple of days ago.

On the bird front fairly quiet- 2 Pintail today (first for the year), the 2 Ruff are still around, 5 Snipe yesterday, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 3 Buzzard overhead today.

The vis mig seems to be shifting from hirundines to more Mipits, the first Redpolls and Siskins, the odd Skylark and Chaffinch.
We had a visit from the WWT guys today- brilliant weather for enjoying the view over London.

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