Friday, 18 March 2016

Four moths in the trap this morning: 2 Hebrew Characters, 1 Early Grey and 1 Common Quaker, although the latter looked a bit different from the ones I usually get. Another cold and bleak day at Dunge today. Two Tree Sparrows were in the hedge by the ARC car park. At the new diggings 2 Slavonian and 1 Black-necked Grebe showed well. A Kingfisher also flew across here. In the trapping area we failed to see any Firecrests or Wheatears but we did flush a Woodcock twice. A male Sparrowhawk landed briefly near the moat. At the patch there were 2 adult Med, Gulls and some Brent Geese and Common Scoters went by heading east. At least 4 Harbour Porpoises were also in the vicinity. After lunch on the RSPB reserve there were 4 Lesser Redpolls near the visitor centre but no Garganey could be found. As we were driving out a Great White Egret was seen distantly from the entrance track near Boulderwall.

Lesser Redpoll

 Common Quaker

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