Friday, April 22, 2011

Barton Bits.....

Male Orange Tip


Hawthorn Shieldbug
A visit to Barton today while Trace was at work,saw me seeing several first records of the year in the form of both insects and birds.The best highlights were at least 4 Grasshopper Warbler's,1 to the right of reedy causeway at Far-Ings and 3 along the shoreline reedbeds infront of the new visitor centre.There have been up to 19 birds here at Barton,an unprecedented event!.Other bird first's for the year included a lovely male Lesser Whitethroat near north meadow at Far-Ings,with another heard singing nearby,a male Yellow Wagtail,over west and 2 Common Tern on Hotel Pit.Insects also featured,with my first Red Admiral's of the year,with 3 being seen and also i recorded my first Bee-Fly's to be recorded at Barton.This latter species is slowly spreading through the county,with,in recent years the species also appearing at Messingham Sand Quarries.A nice few hours in the s.

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