Thursday, 18 April 2013

Only new moth species in the last 2 days was a Brindled Pug, otherwise Hebrew Characters, Clouded Drabs, Early Greys & a Chestnut. Today braved the gale blowing at Dungeness. The weather was sunny but everything was keeping its head down in the wind. There was a nice Firecrest near the Hanson hide on the ARC pit but we struggled to see much until the news came through that an Alpine Swift was showing over the Lade Caravan Park. Managed to get good but fairly distant views of what was a British tick for me! Also 2 Common Swifts there, my first of the year. Failed to see the Blue-headed Wagtails on the RSPB Reserve in the late afternoon but did see about 15 Yellow Wagtails.
 Alpine Swift

 Yellow Wagtail

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