08 April 2011

Common Sandpipers at Eglwys

Common Sandpiper
 The steady stream of newly arrived migrants continued today with 5 Common Sandpiper seen around the reservoir by Dave Lewis this morning. I visited late afternoon into early evening and there were still 4 present. The early Reed Warbler was still present in the Reeds south of the res and a couple of Sedge Warblers also heard. The Hirundines were noticeable by their absence this evening after such healthy numbers over the last week or so.
Large White (Pieris brassicae)
 The good run of early(ish) butterfly species also continued today with a newly emerged Large White (above) and also Green-veined White (below). Also today 1 Red Admiral (Venessa atalanta) and 1 Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines)
Green-veined White (Pieris napi)

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