Friday, 2 August 2013

More from this week...

Wednesday saw 8 CROSSBILL fly over and a GREY WAGTAIL, two birds that are not common here but still just about regular. This was only the second Grey Wagtail of the year, a come down from when they bred on the estate.
Long Tailed Tit - drying out!

Typical hedge line around the castle

Thursday was a moth morning meeting Steve at 4.30am, there were good numbers, especially COMMON FOOTMAN, we did have 4 moths new for the year as well COPPER UNDERWING, WHITE SPOTTED PUG, STRAW UNDERWING and SUSPECTED. The current total for macro moths this year is 285 although I know Steve added at least one more this morning with a new site record, ROUND WINGED MUSLIN. Below are a couple of micro moths from Thursday morning and a KENT  BLACK ARCHES.
Acleris Holmiana

Pyrausta Purpuralis


Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha Dentella) and above.

Kent Black Arches

It was quiet for birds Thursday, as was this morning until I was watching a young GREY HERON in the new pond, just after it flew off a V formation of waders came into view from the east, unfortunately not onto the new pond but 50+ WHIMBREL (95) continued west, my highest count here. These are a slightly less the annual sighting and nice addition to the year list.
Part of the Whimbrel flock this morning


7 comments:

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonita captura del juvenil de Mito.Un abrazo

Christian said...

I feel sorry for the LTT, Alan! A lovely photo.

Noushka said...

Great moth captures, Alan!
Thanks for dropping a sweet comment on my blog!
I had a look at your previous posts, you've got great birds, dragonflies and moth findings!
Enjoy your wE!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Alan!!!.. beautiful picks ...! Long Tailed Tit ( Mito) so cute.. Greetings from Madrid ..

Warren Baker said...

50+ Whimbrel! Blimey, I get excited at one :-)

Your hedges there are a real sight to behold, make the ones here look positively bedraggled :-(

Helma said...

Hi Alan,
very nice to see. these moths And what is that bug in picture 5 and 6? Many wonderful colors. Also your bird photos in one who has just taken a bath is very nice set.
Regards, Helma

Lou Mary said...

That poor little LTT! It doesn't look too disgruntled though. I really like the whimbrel formation photo.