Monday 28 August 2017

Yellow Wags, Green Sand, Bees and Old Lady

juvenile Yellow Wagtail

Nick and I covered Orcombe this morning. Totals included 7+ Chiffchaff, 37+ Yellow Wagtail (up to a dozen in with cows), 6+ 'Alba' Wagtail, 2+ Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 13+ House Martin and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Best record was a Green Sandpiper that went over east, early doors - my first in Exmouth this year.


Presumed Andrena pilipes or possibly A.nigrospina. Thought likely to be 2nd brood A.pilipes due to the late date. Many thanks to Nick for his detective work.

 Presumed Bronze Furrow Bee - Halictus tumulorum - many thanks again to Nick for putting a name to this.


Old Lady - one of two trapped last night. Other notables included Scorched Carpet, a late Elephant Hawkmoth and a Burnished Brass. The only migrants were 2 Silver Y, 2 Rusty Dot Pearl and a single Rush Veneer.

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