Sunday 25 September 2011

dip monkey returns - but a rosy finish to the day.

Yes the Dip-Monkey is back, Blowmonkey and Dirty Dick pick me up at six and we head to Burnham Overy in search of yesterdays Arctic Warbler, on arriving just after 8am we head down the track and small skeins of Pinkfeet are already inn and on the move the sound of beardies pinging in near bye reed beds and some flyover Yellow Wagtails are about all we can muster.

No sign of the warbler we head to Titchwell where we saw nothing bar a few waders a distant Arctic Skua harassing terns and a single Long-tailed duck.

On the way back to the car we find a small crowd watching a Convolvulus Hawkmoth on a fence post which is only my second ever and was a tick for the Monkey.

Nothing else doing we head home and just as we reach the M25 a call from John Archer having found a couple of Roseate Terns on the river Thames at crossness outfall was a welcome Barking patch tick, a superb adult bird with just a slight white forehead but full tail streamers and accompanied with a 1st winter bird, what a great find, well done John.

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