|Four Spotted Footman (the male has no spots!) Thanks to Steve Broyd for the photo.|
|Merveille Du Jour|
Chestnuts (the moth not the actual nut!!?) were more abundant today after the first one or two being found earlier in the week, Pine and Grey Pine Carpet were both found as was another Large Wainscot. Lunar Underwing or Lunies as we affectionately call them were down to only 130ish!
I'm struggling to find anything different to tell you about on the bird front, the highlight was nearly 3 thrushes flying over which I thought might be the first Redwings of autumn, just because they were high and were smallish thrushes, they were SONG THRUSH, not to be sniffed at though, as only a short time ago I was wondering where they all were!
|There was still a bit of mist around this morning|
Otherwise it was ditto yesterday, minus the Tree Pipit. Stephen had 3 Greylags over, from his favourite watchpoint while we had one each of CORMORANT. He also had a Lesser Whitethroat a couple of days ago. For completeness here are the other bits and pieces from this morning, SISKIN (2 or 3 small flocks), YELLOWHAMMER 20+, MEADOW PIPIT 15, CHIFFCHAFF 6, BLACKCAP 1, GOLDCREST 3, BULLFINCH 3, also there were signs that a few of the commoner finches were moving with small flocks of CHAFFINCHES and GOLDFINCHES, flying mainly west. My next visit will be Monday morning hopefully the first thrushes and a few more finches will be heading my way :-)