Friday, 9 September 2011

September 9th

After a short break, it was back to moths this morning, there were certainly plenty of them. Mainly Square Spot Rustic and Large Yellow Underwing. The highlight though was a Buttoned Snout only the second record for the site. Brindled Green was a year tick, it's quite a smart little moth, I don't think my photo does it justice.
Brindled Green

There were a few more birds today, I was looking around getting ready for tomorrows walk, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS were in the car park with the usual array of CHIFFCHAFF, BLACKCAP and 3 BULLFINCH. The odd GOLDFINCH was seen heavily out numbered by the LINNETS again. A male KESTREL was the first this month and WHEATEAR numbers were back up to 3 birds. 2 WHITETHROATS were seen but are getting more difficult to find each visit. The YELLOWHAMMER flock was up to 20+ this morning.


Greenie said...

Alan ,
Why no picture of the Buttoned Snout , sounds interesting .
Or , shouldn't I ask ?

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Greenie, Steve took it for a photo in the report and check it's ID, I would have done one today but the walk this morning meant the moth would have been kept an extra day, so I decided against it.

Rachel J said...

Hope the walk went well, look forward to reading about it.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Rach, it was a good one, Cheers.