Monday, 17 June 2013

All quiet on the Kimmer front

This was a rare treat a trip to Kimmer Lough as part of the moorland survey work for AWG.  The combination of woodland, scrub, open water, moorland and bog provided an enticing backdrop.  There were good numbers of willow warblers, reed buntings, meadow pipits and skylarks.  4 grey herons put in a brief appearance as well as the small numbers of both lesser black-backed and herring gulls.  Other birds of interest included two displaying male snipe, a male curlew, a male cuckoo (being presued by meadow pipits) and a single sedge warbler.

Other things of interest included a common lizard, flowering chickweed wintergreen and at least two lattice heath moths.  You could not stand around too long as midges were everywhere!

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