Friday, 19 July 2013

Stanwell Moor - 18 July 2013

Our last chance for a while, CRW joined us on another warm, bright evening with hirundines across the lake on our arival. Again, it looked quite promising. We put up a run of three nets through the reeds and extending out into the lake, becoming increasingly shallow with every hot day, and a single across the gap at the lake edge. Two Little Egrets were sighted flying over.

We got our first bird, a juvenile Swallow, at 7.45pm then waited over an hour before a Reed Warbler and Whitethroat just after 9pm. There had been a few Swifts, Swallows and Sand Martins about but hopes for a decent roost were dashed when they made themselves scare after a Hobby turned up and hung around, although the source of interest was not avian but the large Dragonflies that seem to get most active in the last hour before dusk.

Totals: 5

Swallow - 3
Reed Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 1