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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Naturetrek HQ

It's been a rather excellent week at work for wildlife sightings. On Tuesday morning, I visited the moth trap which I had set-up the previous evening, and I was delighted to see an absolute monster on the wall. The moth in question was the rare Clifden Nonpareil, or Blue Underwing.

That evening, a colleague of mine, Tom Mabbett, then went and found a Wryneck along the driveway, and much to my relief, the bird was still present this morning. Add to this a local Little Owl and a couple of Whinchats, a Redstart and flyover Yellow Wagtails, I can hardly complain about where I work.


Clifden Nonpareil


Thursday 2 September 2021

Cuckmere Haven - 02/09/2021

An excellent 90-minutes in the Cuckmere this evening where one of the Wrynecks showed semi-respectably for this species. The scrape was a hive of activity too with a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper mixed amongst the flock of 43 Dunlins; five Greenshanks, a Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwit were also present, whilst on the walk down from the car park, ten Whinchats were also counted! 

You can't beat the Cuckmere... in Sussex!



Curlew Sandpiper