Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Fog

Another frustrating day seawatching from Whitburn. The fog rolled back slightly to give a frantic hour, but even then visibility was never more than 600m. Huge numbers of ducks and waders, but what did we miss? Full results here. Peter brought in a stunning Convolvulus Hawk-moth. A Yellow-browed Warbler was ringed earlier and still calling at the south end of the big mound.

Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Just a mile inland it was red hot with blazing sun. At Burdon Moor a Wheatear and 22 Golden Plover were on the newly ploughed field.

Painted Lady
5 Black-tailed Godwit and a Wigeon were new in at Shibdon, where 10 Shoveler remained. A Golden Plover dropped in to face the wrath of the Lapwing flock.

Golden Plover


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