Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Where to start.....?

Visits to the castle have been few and far between as you can probably guess through the lack of posts. I certainly have been missing reading everyone's blogs, although have managed a few short forays on to the computer. June passed with the finish of the Nightjar and Woodcock survey in Bedgebury which was very enjoyable. Since then things have been pretty rubbish really for various reasons but I have been getting out and about here and there.
Sissinghurst has produced 2 Whimbrel seen by Dad early in July a pair of SISKIN were in the wood on July 10th and another unseasonal sighting here was a COMMON SNIPE on the 21st. More regular birds still include good numbers of YELLOWHAMMERS and SKYLARKS also GREEN WOODPECKERS look to have had a good breeding season.
Moths in recent days have picked up in number with the weather, a DEWICK'S PLUSIA (2nd site record) was a surprise for Steve on Friday 20th July and a PYGMY FOOTMAN was new for the site on the night of the 22nd followed by another one on the night of the 24th!

Sunrise at Sissinghurst

Beautiful Golden Y found in June

 Here are a couple pics from a couple of days in Suffolk
Skylark - Dingle Marshes

Red Deer - Dunwich Heath


Rohrerbot said...

Love the shots Alan. That moth is really unusual.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful and diverse images .. I really like the sunset.. Regards..

Jason K said...

Fantastic set of photos Alan. I particularily like the Woodcock with the evening sun catching it...superb!

Warren Baker said...

Hi Alan, good to see you on the Blog again :-)
I miss reading your Sissinghurst sightings.
Hope you can get out for the Autumn migration mate.

Tammy said...

The sunrise is absolutely gorgeous! The Red Deer and Kestrel are beautiful species as well!

Mike H said...

Good to be able to read your blog again Alan. Lets hope that this will become more regular in future. I still visit your patch on occasions and have had one or two good sightings around the ponds. No too many birds tho apart from the usual suspects.

Marianne said...

Nice post, Alan. The Beautiful Golden Y is a glorious-looking beast. I've never seen one, only its not-so-beautiful Silver relative. Wonderful sunrise too. Sorry to hear things have been not great, and hope they improve!