Marston 04/08/2013

A quick visit this morning was disappointing as there was hardly any movement or sounds. The scrape was totally overwhelmed by Greylag Geese with c170 occupying all but the deeper water. Apart from a few Mallard there were three Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatcher and two Grey Heron. A flock of c60 Lapwing flew over South West.

One of the Herons was exhibiting some strange behaviour, I thought it was trying ti pick up what looked like an Eel just off the island:

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But it obviously wasn’t:

No not an Eel!
No not an Eel!

Going where?

Now where are we going?
Now where are we going?

Now that’s where it should be!

That's where it should be!
That’s where it should be!

Some of the Greylag:

Some of the c160 Greylag on the scrape
Some of the c160 Greylag on the scrape

Also a pair of Dingy Footman caught my eye:

Common Footman
Common Footman

 

Common Footman
Common Footman

And a Micro moth I couldn’t possibly ID:

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David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Marston 04/08/2013

  1. On looking at my book after posting I’ve decided that the Footman Motht is actually a Dingy Footman as the yellow/cream stripes on the outside edge of the forewing are rather indistinct as opposed to the Common which has a broader more distinct stripe.

    David

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