Monday, 5 May 2014

Almost A Warbler Fest!

There was nothing in my moth trap this morning, well nearly nothing, as there was a Common Plume Moth and a Pug sp. that escaped before I could identify it! That didn't bode well for a walk down to the estuary. I enjoy walking down to this estuary at this time of year, not for the estuarine birds as they are thin on the ground now, but for the scrub I have to walk through to get to the estuary as it holds a good variety of warblers.

This morning was no exception and on my walk I had six Whitethroats, four Blackcaps (I tried my best to string one of the singing Blackcaps into a Garden Warbler but they weren't having it!), a Reed Warbler, five Sedge Warblers, a Chiffchaff, four Willow Warblers and two Lesser Whitethroats.

If it wasn't for the warblers it would have been very quiet as I had very little else other than a variety of butterflies on the wing including Peacocks, Speckled Woods, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites and Walls.

 Every time this Wall landed it was always partially obscured!

Birding opportunities will be few and far between for me this week as I have another week surveying for Great Crested Newts, but if I do get out I will certainly do a blog post.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

''Every time a Wall landed'' !! Oh for a wall Butterfly, never even seen one!