Monday, 8 September 2008

8th September 2008

Still quiet, but at least a few things to keep the interest up. A flock of 5 Wigeon were seen early morning followed by 6 Pintail and another 3 Wigeon, also in the morning a Greenshank (right)was in the east gutter feeding with the Redshanks and Oystercatchers.
Swallows passed in small numbers during the day and 3 Wheatears were still present. The sun almost decided to show itself in the afternoon and in response some lepidoptera flew, including 15 Silver Y moths, 2 Brimstone moths, 4 Small White butterflies, a Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshells (left) which have been particularly scarce nationally this year.
(CJ,KMc,CDT,PT,DNW,PGW) Both photos CJ

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