Merveille du Jour
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Had my weekly trip to Dunge yesterday where we struggled to find anything new. A search of the trapping area again failed to locate a Yellow-browed Warbler. At the fishing boats a Yellow-legged Gull was with the gull roost and 2 Arctic Skuas chased a Sandwich Tern in the distance. Two Guillemots flew in and Gannets were abundant. A flock of 25 Kittiwakes also landed on the sea briefly. On the reserve we finally caught up with the Cattle Egret late afternoon. This morning the moth trap held 2 Red-green carpets , a Feathered Thorn and the second Merveille du Jour of the week. No pictures yesterday so here is the latter against an autumnal backdrop.