Friday 16 November 2012

Nothing in the moth trap lately. Yesterday lunchtime I went down to Hampton Pier, Herne Bay where there were 3 Purple Sandpipers with the Redshanks at the small high tide roost. The sun came out and I did get some pictures of them. Today I went to Dungeness where a very dull, foggy & chilly scene didn't bode well. However, we did pretty well in the circumstances. After failing with the Pallas's Warbler in the morning we saw 1 Great White Egret on the RSPB Reserve and then flogged around the North Pit at Lade where we found the Long-tailed Duck near the "Listening Ears". After lunch we finally had good but brief views of the Pallas's Warbler in the Old Lighthouse Garden, before ticking off the Glaucous Gull and Yellow-legged Gull on the list for the day. Finally 7 White-fronted Geese flew past the car park at the ARC pit.

 Pallas's Warbler

 Purple Sandpiper

 Glaucous Gull


  1. Seems like a good couple of days out Pete

  2. Well done to get any sort of Pallas' pic, as Mike says a pretty productive couple of days. The moths here this week have been fairly low in numbers Northern Winter Moth was new for the year Tuesday morning.