Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday 26th August

It was a bit bleak this morning more like October than August but I enjoyed it. Not long after I arrived a juvenile Arctic Tern flew through and just carried on going. There were really good numbers of Wildfowl which included

61 Shoveler
57 Gadwall
5 Wigeon
125 Tufted Duck
140 Mallard
48 Little Grebe
54 Great Crested Grebe
676 Coot although Steve Haynes counted 781!

Passerines were thin on the ground and after the good numbers of Warbler on Monday I was down to 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and a single Whitethroat – but it was windy.

There were a few butterflies around with Common Blue, Painted Lady and Small Copper the highlights.

Painted Lady

Small Copper and Common Blue

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