Thursday, 22 March 2012

A mixed bag!


Alternative activities at the weekend!!
So the weekend came and went with no patch visits but watching Bec as she took part in a 7 mile British Military Fitness course was not to be missed!! I think she enjoyed it too!
I finally managed a short visit Tuesday morning when there where 4 CHIFFCHAFFS singing. I did a longer walk yesterday as well as making an appearance at the moth traps. The highlights at the traps were Shoulder striped, Red Chestnut, Early tooth striped and Yellow Horned as well as over 100 Small Quakers.
Shoulder Stripe


Yellow Horned

Red Chestnut

 On the bird front  there were at least 30 FIELDFARE and 7 REDWINGS hanging around as well 7 singing CHIFFCHAFF, the 4 COOTS are still present and a male REED BUNTING sung from the lake. Four JAYS were also by the lake.
This morning was similar with the addition of a RED LEGGED PARTRIDGE (75) calling from the freshly ploughed field.
Yellow everywhere :-)

17 comments:

Mary said...

Congrats to Bec on what looked to be a fun challenge! :) Pics are stunning as always; particularly love the reflection. Hope you're doing well.

kirstallcreatures said...

Really like the photo of the reflections in the water, lovely shot

Phil said...

Nice to see some moths turning up Alan. I'm thinking of getting myself a trap soon.

heyBJK said...

Now that looks like fun! Great shots of the moths! I love the reflection in the second to last photo. That's fantastic, Alan!

Ramón Suárez said...

Que divertido debe ser eso Alan!!
Saludos!!

Tammy said...

Definitely looks like a good time! The reflection photo is beautiful!

ShySongbird said...

Your Bec is certainly very sporty Alan, it looked great fun.

Great moth shots and those Daffodils look so bright and cheerful.

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Wren said...

Looks like fun. Lovely photos.

Ken. said...

Nice selection of photo's.
I always like seeing moth photo's as it is something I don't see a lot of. may you see many more this year.

Warren Baker said...

Snap with the RLP for the 75th species Alan! I too think that reflection shot is pretty cool :-)

elcamperoinquieto.com said...

Because birds are nor everyting in live.....
Saludos!

Herman versteeg said...

geweldige foto's.
groetjes Herman,

Rachel J said...

Heard just two chiffchaffs last week and today they are everywhere! Also singing bullfinch today - pretty special. Still a thin handful of fieldfares over the farm, nice to have the overlap at this time of year. Hope all good with you Alan. Hope to catch up properly sometime soon.

Rohrerbot said...

That looks like a blast! Sometimes those activities take over the watching the garden patch. Excellent macros on the moths. Looks like spring has arrived:)

Friend of HK said...

Love the beautiful reflection photo!

Jerry said...

Really nice shots these - loved looking at them!