Monday 13 April 2020


Clouded Drab
A brief second-summer Mediterranean Gull was probably bird of the day from the back garden. Meds have been conspicuous by their absence over the last three weeks. Another Red Kite went east across the river at 1158 but otherwise it was pretty much 'business as usual' with 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Mute Swan, c15 Cattle Egret, 1 Turnstone, 2 Bullfinch, 20 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 or 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 or 4 Grey Heron, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Linnet, 7 Whimbrel and 15 high-flying wader sp that were almost certainly Knot.
The moth trap contained 4 Double-striped Pug, 6 Common Quaker, 7 Hebrew Character, 4 Early Grey, 4 Brimstone Moth, 1 Clouded Drab, 4 Powdered Quaker, 1 Muslin Moth, 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 1 Oak-tree Pug, 1 Brindled Pug and 1 Water Carpet.
A Moorhen calling at 2120 was a new addition to my garden list.

Pale Mottled Willow

Water Carpet

Oak-tree Pug

Brindled Pug

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