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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A day in deepest Lincolnshire

I was out with Pete Watson last Sunday and after the original plan of going for the Pacific Golden Plover at Drayton Bassett Pits was scuppered when the bird disappeared Saturday evening we decided on Frampton Marsh instead as a White Rumped Sandpiper found on the Saturday was still present that morning, we arrived to news that it had been showing really well and were shown frame filling photos but a couple of Peregrines had just gone through and flushed everything and although we stayed into the early afternoon it was never reliably seen again, Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper amongst the many other Waders present were year ticks though, interestingly several Brent Geese were still around as well as good numbers of Little Egrets and a Glossy Ibis was feeding on a little pool. Early afternoon we headed off to do the second part of our revised plan, Chambers Farm Wood for the Butterflies, there has been some interesting sightings over the last few weeks but we had probably left it a bit too late in the day and even though there were masses of Dragonflies about and quite a few of the more common Butterflies we had missed Brown Hairstreak by half an hour and the only other sighting of note was a rather tatty White Admiral.
juv LRP

juv Avocet

many Little Egrets

bad light but looking nice and Glossy

Common Darter

Southern Hawker

Common Blue Damselfly

Small Skipper


Green Veined White

a rather tatty White Admiral

a new Moth for me, Blood Vein

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