Sunday, 31 March 2013
On Friday afternoon I finally got round to visiting Seaton Gravel Pits near Wickambreux. I hadn't been there for a very long time and had forgotten how big the main lake there is. Despite not having the scope I did manage to see distantly the Slavonian Grebe and Goosander. On my way back I was lucky enought to spot a pair of Garganey too-my first of the year. On Saturday I spent a fruitless 2 hours at Samphire Hoe hoping the Bluethroat would show itself. I think someone got a glimpse just as I had to leave. I believe it's still there. Still no moths-my worst ever start to the year with just 5 moths of 4 species so far. Last year I had recorded 20 species by the end of March.