3 Little Egrets were on the wader scrape first thing this morning (Keith Bannister).
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
A Rock Pipit left north. Pochard 93 + 45 WRes.. Chiffchaff 1 + 4 WRes..
The Great White Egret was off the south west bank. Kingfisher 1.
Little Grebe 24. A calling Golden Plover flew over south.
Swallow 1. House Martin 5.
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
A Little Egret and 3 Common Gulls were on the wader scrape. As we go into October, the injured Whooper Swan is still on the main scrape with 4 Shoveler. Also of note Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and Water Rail.
2 Migrant Hawkers and a male Vapourer moth were flying in the mild conditions.
4 Rock Pipit and 1 male Stonechat were in north east corner.
Rock Pipit Anglers CP SDenny 04.10.2022
Brambling 4 . Chiffchaff 1. 5 Snipe flew west.
Pochard 100 + 53 WRes.. Teal 14. Shoveler 14.
Great Crested Grebe 10 + 20 WRes.. + 17 CHRes..
Little Grebe 5 + 15 WRes..
Overnight moth trapping produced another rare migrant -
Only the 3rd record of Scarce Bordered Straw!
The previous two being in September 2006, which was the year of a massive influx to Britain.