Thursday, 22 September 2011

September 22nd

I was late again this morning for moths, no excuses really as now we're not starting until 6.30! There were 2 new moths for the year Clifden Nonpareil and Autumnal Rustic.
Autumnal Rustic

For my walk round I was fortunate to be joined by Alan Woodcock (Snodland and Surrounding Area Blog). We had a look round for potential sites to possibly to do some ringing, Alan was quite hopeful, so fingers crossed that the National Trust will allow this and we find out a bit more about the birds that pass through here. As we walked round we managed to see a few bits and pieces, several CHIFFCHAFFS sang and were seen, 2 WHINCHAT and 2 STONECHAT were still present today just below the veg garden, we also had a couple of BLACKCAPS one doing a little subsong by the barn, MEADOW PIPITS and LINNETS were most plentiful whizzing over the freshly cut clover field, I also saw my first SONG THRUSH of the month!! hot news I know :-)
After a bit of deliberation, I decided to head off to Weir Wood Reservoir, I spent until 12.30 there with no sign of the Long Toed Stint, hopefully I will make a return journey in the next few days??


Warren Baker said...

Mistle Thrush and Songthrush are hot news here too Alan!

Greenie said...

Alan ,
That moth looks like it;s been frosted .
Good luck with the ringing plan .

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, it's strange what becomes a good sighting on our local patches ;-)

Hi Greenie, I always think it's one of the more interesting plain moths!! if that makes sense!