Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Migrant Hunt

Wednesday September 26
After finding somewhere to park, the Winterton Quilters were meeting in the Village Hall, everywhere was chocablock, we walked Winterton South Dunes. Well, the landward side with its steep bank of bramble, bushes and trees which small passerines love. Plenty of food and cover, not easy to watch.
Eventually, after two hours of standing, walking and searching, we saw three Redstarts, a very yellow first year Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Stonechats and a Sparrowhawk. Another birder had had brief views of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the favoured bushes below Hermanus - where we had searched diligently. It had flown off with Long-tailed Tits. We saw the Tits.
It rained as we walked back to the car, eyes down meant that I saw this hairy caterpillar which I have yet to identify.

It's walking right......

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