Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Last Couple of days

Been working seven days a week lately and not much room for birding, good job its still quite! Me and Jack manage an evening at Rainham last night and wader passage starting to pic up with a good selection on Aveley pools inc c30 Black-tailed godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sand, 4 Dunlin, 4 Redshank inc 2 juvs, 10 L R P's most juvs and several returning Snipe as well as the resident fem Wigeon and several Y-L Gulls.

Jack tics Whimbrel

A call from the In-laws to say a giant moth had taken residence in there kitchen proved to be a Poplar Hawk Moth and well worth the divert home.

Poplar Hawk-Moth

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