Thursday, 19 September 2019

Brindled Green Golden Plover

Really nice to trap this gorgeous Brindled Green after last week's Sombre Brocade. I'm pretty sure this is the first one I've had in Exmouth but it's by no means a rare species. Other species trapped last night included 5 L-album Wainscot and Pale Mottled Willow.
Stonechat, half a dozen Chiffchaff, c30/40+ Meadow Pipit, 1+ Yellow Wagtail and a Golden Plover on Orcombe Point late this afternoon. The somewhat diminished Swallow flock numbered c20+ birds.
Yesterday on Orcombe - Golden Plover, c50/100+ Meadow Pipit, a small number of Yellow Wagtail, c50+ Swallow, 14 Starling, 2+ House Martin and at least one Sand Martin.

Large Ranunculus

Turnip Moth

Nice to see this beautiful Golden Plover on Orcombe Point this afternoon.