Heading Eastward

The long weekend had a trip over to Beachy Head on Saturday for the Melodious Warbler that has been there for a few days, followed by a complete washout on Sunday and a trip to Dungeness today.

Star birds were a number of Black Terns, including one American Black Tern.

More Moths

It’s been slow in the moth trap of late, but yesterday gave us a wonderful Clifden Nonpareil, rather smaller than last year’s monster, but a stunner nonetheless.  Here’s a few more mothy highlights from recent weeks.

Winter is coming

It’s autumn already.  We seem to have been the only place in Sussex this weekend without a Pied Flycatcher, but a look in the garden this morning gave us something nearly as good, in the form of a migrating Reed Warbler visiting the pond. We have heard them singing before on spring passage, but this is the first we have seen in the garden.