Friday, 27 September 2013

Since the last time....

Well to be honest, it's been reasonably hard work finding stuff recently in the hour before work each morning, highlights have been the first few SISKINS of autumn and 1 TREE PIPIT, which flew south yesterday morning. MEADOW PIPITS, SWALLOWS and MARTINS still continue to flow southwards, a SAND MARTIN on Saturday was the only one of the autumn for me which is unusual. A few SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS have been hanging around and Dad had a HOBBY on Tuesday 24th. CHIFFCHAFF numbers remain steady at around 10 birds each morning and a couple of BLACKCAP were heard this morning while a SNIPE flew over the first of the autumn.
We have been checking the moths regularly and on Wednesday morning counted over 500 LUNAR UNDERWINGS!! almost a record. Other moths have included FROSTED ORANGE, RED UNDERWING, PINION STREAKED SNOUT, BORDERED BEAUTY, AUTUMNAL RUSTIC and a couple of BEADED CHESTNUTS certainly enough to keep us interested.
A guided walk last Saturday did produce 50 species although only 3 participants!!! hopefully they enjoyed it though. Here are a few random pics from the last few days.
Chaffinch

Reed Bunting


Autumnal Rustic

Frosted Orange

Red Underwing

Great Spotted Woodpecker

5 comments:

Warren Baker said...

I'd love to find a Tree pipit here Alan, flyover would do! Ive only ever had one.

I hear you are doing another walk on Sunday, if so i may come along just to see the place :-)

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, I hope you do join us there is only a three others for just an informal wander round.
Cheers Al

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fine pictures .. Greetings from Spain

juani espejo jurado said...

Bonitas imágenes
Un gran saludo de un seguidor

Helma said...

Yet, have you seen much Alan. The siskins and Chiffchaff.
But the pictures in your blog are really nice again. Finch and Rietgors but you nachtvlidners with the beautiful red inner wings. You know anyway spotting for a few beautiful moths