Thursday, 8 September 2016

Lily the Pink - Scaffold

Two coincidence (if you believe in such things) struck yesterday with one, related to our On An Island Post just a couple of days ago, and the second to our recent Portland visit. The first, outlining my experiences with Red-footed Booby 2 days later one was washed up on the beach at St Leonards-on-Sea exhausted, bedraggled and taken into care. The other concerns our wish of wanting a
 CONVOLVULUS HAWK-MOTH
 of our own
 which was caught the very next day.
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A short clip of the Moth starting to flex its wings.
Also, we occasionally get the odd Butterfly which on the 
same day was represented by a
RED ADMIRAL
All to report from the Irrigation Pond is that the juvenile
COOT 
is now using the new nest as a resting place while at the
Gravel Pit
first to meet the eye was a reasonably obliging 'first year'
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HERRING GULL
followed by c3
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GREEN SANDPIPER
and a
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 none of which stayed very long.
After their departure the opportunity was taken to launch the
MARK I MINNOW TRAP
only to prove that there or Fish in the pit if nothing else??
Juvenile
 MISTLE THRUSH
 also appear to have moved in, about 30 or so in total.
 ROE DEER
and water in the tributary at long last.
There was only a single and very flighty
GREEN SANDPIPER
Our final part of today's rounds was to visit the
Harbins Farmhouse Garden Pond
where we found the
 WATER LILIES
and
 GREAT WILLOWHERB
in bloom along with
COMMON DARTER
on the wing.
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