Monday, 19 August 2013

Vange Marsh

Spent the morning on the RSPB's reserve Vange Marsh, after two hours I eventually managed to find the Wood Sandpiper which has been present for the last few days. A good selection of waders including 4 Greenshank, Redshank, 8+ Common Sandpipers, 7 Green Sandpipers, 20+ Black-tailed Godwits and 36 Curlew during high tide. Had flyover Hobby, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.

Common Darter, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Emperor Dragonfly seen along with a good selection of butterflies and at least a dozen Silver Y moths.

Greenshanks on the saline lagoon

flyover Sparrowhawk

Common Darter on the sluice wall near the viewing screen

Common Darter on the sluice wall near the viewing screen
Silver Y moth

Common Blue