Friday 10 September 2021

Beddington Farmlands- Garganey and Wood Sandpiper

 Another interesting evening session at the farmlands yesterday with Zach. Ebird list HERE with highlights including a juvenile Garganey, a Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 18 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 23 Snipe, the juvenile Great Crested Grebe, 8 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 3 Swift and over 800 Ring-necked Parakeets flying to roost. 

Ring-necked Parakeets
........and back at the Old Vicarage, I've been going all in on trying to catch some more migrant moths following quite a large migrant influx over the south of UK during the last few days. I've had another (or the same) Vagrant Piercer, another Clifden Nonpariel (above), the odd Turnip moth, Silver-Y, a handful of Angle Shades and a few White-points. Also very large numbers of Common Wainscot (200+) and Setaceous Hebrew Characters which may be dispersal related too.  Other inland moth recorders have recorded Beautiful Marbled (in Bucks) , Striped Hawkmoths and the usual Rush Veneers and Diamond-back and on the coast there have been lots of Vestals, Delicates, Scarce Bordered Straws,  Pearly Underwing, Gems, Olive-tree Pearls, the odd Porter's Rustic, Convolvulus Hawkmoth and Diasemiopsis ramburialis. Fingers crossed the recent south west winds blow a few of these inland here.  

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