Friday, 8 August 2014

It's all gone quiet

There has been very little of note to blog about, hence the lack of posts.  I don't think there has been a single wader on site for over a week or more, apart from Lapwings, which given the time of year is rather depressing.  This little chap didn't help things yesterday evening and apparently stayed the night as he was still there this morning, though appeared to have departed by this evening.  He was merrily trotting up and down the spit putting everything up as he went.  He has a collar, but not sure where he came from.

There have been 1 or 2 Yellow-legged Gulls loafing around, an adult and juvenile, though I'm not entirely sure these are always the same birds.  The juvenile seen a couple of days ago had typically already moulted several of its scaps, unlike the many juvenile Herring and LBBG on site:

On the wildfowl front, 4 Teal were new in this week, but that's about it - come on birds, where are you?

This large caterpillar crawled over the path in front of me this evening, it's a Lime Hawkmoth larva.  Shortly later a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen nectaring on willowherb and bramble flowers, so there are still things to keep me happy!

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