Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Feathered Ranunculus in the trap this morning was only the third species added to the year list in September but overall moth numbers so far are slightly better than last year. Visited Dunge today. After seeing a Great Crested Newt on the track to the Hanson Hide, and Black-necked Grebe and Water Rail from the hide, a message came of a Cattle Egret across the road near Boulderwall Farm, where it posed with some cows quite close to the path. At the Fishing Boats there were 2 Arctic Skuas still chasing the Sandwich Terns  and a Red-throated Diver in Summer plumage was on the sea. Back on the reserve after lunch there was a Yellow-legged Gull by the track to the visitors Centre and a distant Stint from the Makepeace hide was probably an adult Little. A Great White Egret was on Hookers. Back in the Hanson hide in late afternoon another Great White Egret showed well and Sparrowhawk flew past.

Great Crested Newt

Cattle Egret

 Cattle Egret

 Yellow-legged Gull

1 comment:

  1. Nice set from Dunge Pete may visit tomorrow .