Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A couple of Migrants birds and moths

Another good week of weather and a few outings have produced some reasonable numbers of WILLOW WARBLERS, a REED WARBLER, Steve B had a GREEN SANDPIPER on Saturday morning and this morning I had a TREE PIPIT (94) drop into the field below the moat. Also in the last few days a HOBBY has been seen on more than one occasion and a pair of TURTLE DOVES have been around. BULLFINCHES with young are a feature as I walk the hedgerows as are the young tacking BLACKCAPS. Still the Sedge Warblers remain unfound but they must be around.
Steve has been recording the moths this week and found some great migrants, 2 JERSEY MOCHAS, are possibly the 2nd and 3rd records for Kent, BARRED HOOK-TIP was new for the site as was the migrant DUSKY HOOK-TIP found in among yesterdays moths, the castle list now stands at 435 species. I put the trap out in the garden for the first time this year which is a poor show but immediately added a new species for the garden in the form of a LUNAR THORN. Steve Broyd very kindly sent me photos of our new visitors to the castle, many thanks for these
Jersey Mocha - Steve Broyd

Dusky Hook-Tip - Steve Broyd

Barred Hook-Tip - Steve Broyd

Peacock and shadow

Comma and friends

10 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!.. Nice pictures and gorgeous buterflies.. Congrat..
Comma and friend really beautiful.. :-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!.. Nice pictures and gorgeous buterflies.. Congrat..
Comma and friend really beautiful.. :-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!.. Nice pictures and gorgeous buterflies.. Congrat..
Comma and friend really beautiful.. :-)

Rohrerbot said...

Love that comma and bee shot! Nice pic.

Lasse said...

Beautiful shots Alan and a thanks for the nature report as well !

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi!
Lovely serie and my favorit photo are the "Comma and friends" stunning capture.
Greetings from sweden
/ingemar

Christian said...

Gosh, what a lovely Butterfly the Comma is - going to look out for those Alan.

ShySongbird said...

Well done on the Tree Pipit Alan!

Love the photo of the 'Comma with friends'.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Alan,
I'm always on the lookout for a Tree Pipit here, but have only ever found one in over ten years!

Still need that Honey Buzzard for the pittswood list too!

Friend of HK said...

The Peacock is so pretty!