Saturday, 5 September 2015

Death's Head

Cloudy at first then sunny, 16°, light NNE.

Much the same start as yesterday:

10+ Yellow Wagtail, 6 Grey Wagtail, 5 Tree Pipit and 3 Siskin over moving south.

Then the day settled down to birding: 1 Nightingale, 1 Barred Warbler and a Turtle Dove were the pick of the bunch, at least for me.

20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat.

1 Grey Heron, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Greenshank and a Whimbrel.

A light but steady passage of Swallow and 4 Swift.

The sea was very quiet again except for an early evening Arctic Skua that flew west.

Dragonflies: Emperor and Common Darter.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown.

Moths: Death’s-head Hawk-moth, Jersey Tiger.

Other: Wasp Spider, Oak Bush Cricket, Southern Oak Bush Cricket.

Death's-head Hawkmoth
 Oak Bush Cricket
Jersey Tiger above & below

Wasp Spider

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