Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Tuesday 19th July 2016
Finally some hot sunny summer weather. Worth a mention are southbound 9 Barnacle Geese, Common Gull, Oyk & Redshank with a Fulmar flying up river over the obs plus 6 Sandwich Tern out of the river then north. A pheromone lure placed in an empty tea bag amongst Birds-foot Trefoil at several places around the point quickly pulled in several expectant male Six-belted Clearwing moths to the scent - unlucky boys it's just us confirming that this nationally scarce species is still with us !
Stinking Goosefoot has been out in one of the Rabbit scrapings on the Butts since the end of last month with a couple of them now getting to a reasonable size. Now all we need to do is get up the enthusiasm to survey other potential locations on site for this very rare "Schedule 8" plant.
No birds ringed.
Posted by LBO at 12:30