Thursday, 27 July 2017

Marsh Sandpiper

A quick run down from a few days in Southwold to Cliffe in Kent for the Marsh Sandpiper produced with the bird showing well after a wait. A few Black-winged Stilts and a couple of Ruff were still on a neighbouring pool.

Marsh sandpiper video here.




Monday, 26 June 2017

Mothtrapping


JA from Selsey brought his mothtrap to our place in Oving and we had 336 moths of 80 species overnight including Poplar, Elephant & Privet Hawkmoths:






Today we had this female Broad-bodied Chaser, thanks twitter for the ID, and a few Comma hutchinsoni.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Common Clubtail

An email from MP came through to advise me that if I wanted to add a Common Clubtail dragonfly to my Sussex list now would be a good time so off to Fittleworth I went. After a bit of getting in a muddle I eventually found the spot and saw one straight away, then with the help of the Bookers managed to find one settled, albeit on the other side of the Rother. I don't really do dragonflies so this was a nice change for me.