Cormorant 14 in two parties of 9 and 5
Shelduck 1 juv. W
Sand Martin 6 E
Nightingale 1 adult type showed well in Shooters Bottom
Sedge Warbler 4
Reed Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 35
Willow Warbler 8
Siskin 1 W
Corn Bunting 3 singing
Small numbers of the common downland butterflies were seen, which included the odd Marbled Whites, 3 Painted Ladies and 2 Dark Green Fritillaries. Reasonable numbers of Chalkhill Blues now being seen also a Small Heath and 3 Silver Spotted Skippers.
Blue Moon - 31st July, 2015.
A blue moon is generally understood to be second full moon in a month, a phenomenon that won’t happen again until 2018, and the last one was in 2012. Therefore there is usually 12 full moons in a year, but this year there will be 13. It will only appear blue in exceptional circumstances.
Full moon taken at 05.00 am this morning
Moon taken at 5.20 am as it was getting light.
Not sure what the bird is??
Party of 9 Cormorants off Birling
Willow Warbler at Birling
Common Nightingale in Shooters Bottom
Silver Spotted Skipper at Belle Tout