Friday, 30 August 2013

Red-backed Shrike and Citrine Wagtail

The above were two birds I was hoping to see/find but didn't.

The first was the Red-backed Shrike seen near the Pleasure Beach Car park on Wednesday, spent 40mins or so looking for it but all I could muster was 9 Wheatears below is one of them.
I had a small amount of time between meetings on Thursday so popped to Kelling Water Meadows. I like strolling down the track and looking at the scrape at the end. I was hoping to find (re-locate) the Citrine Wagtail that had been at Weyborne the previous day. Plenty of juv Wagtails to sift through but I couldn't make any of them a Citrine. Did see a Spotted Flycatcher on the walk back which was nice. Also saw a large flock of Goldfinch (one below).

I also ran the moth trap on the night of the 28th, Caught 31 species, 24 Macro and 7 Micro added two new species detailed below and caught a total of 167 moths.
Brimstone Moth 2
Cabbage Moth 3
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Common Rustic 5
Copper Underwing 7
Dark Arches 2
Double-striped Pug 1
Flame Shoulder 5
Flounced Rustic 8
Garden Carpet 3
Large Yellow Underwing 41
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow 2
Nutmeg 1
Old Lady 1
Pale Mottled Willow 1 (NEW)

Riband Wave
Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
Small Square-spot 3
Square-spot Rustic 33
Swallow Prominent 1 (NEW)

Uncertain 1
Brown House Moth 1
Common Grass-veneer 4
Common Grey 1
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 4
Garden Pebble 3
Light Brown Apple Moth 10
Mother or Pearl 2

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