Friday, 31 July 2015

Fly and Northowram

Quick look up at fly flats ,1 Cormorant , 10 mallard . 3 /4 juv Wheatear , 1 Barnacle Goose , 25 Swifts ,3 Kestrel 6 LBBGulls , 2 BHGulls , 1 male Merlin shot through 2 Short eared Owls hunting right by the roadside...At home a new Little Owl site was a nice find , 1 Forest Shieldbug , 3 Willow Warblers , 4 House Martin , 24 Swallows and good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell...

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Hummingbird Hawkmoth etc...

First Hummingbird hawkmoth for a few years yesterday , it was feeding of red valerian about 4 doors down. 40 Small Tortoiseshell , 10 Ringlets , 20 Meadow Brown , 1 Red Admiral , 1 large White and my first 2 Gatekeepers of the year. Also today a very tatty Buzzard low over the cricket pitch , hope to see some young soon.??

Friday, 24 July 2015


90 lapwing, 7 Golden Plover , 3 Tufted Duck , 3 GCGrebe ,5 Common , 6 LBB ,  35 BH Gulls , 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sand and a couple of Twite by the hide.


1 Juv Willow  and 7 juv chiff , been a good year for Greenfinch and a Carrion Crow with a half eaten Rat in its beak at home this morning..

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Slowly does it......................

Not much about this last week, plenty Swifts and LBBgulls on the move  .small flocks of BHGulls heading west. The first moving Willow Warblers this week and a family party of Great Spots have been kicking around .Bird of the week goes to a Woodcock which flew in front of the car last night about 10.15....

Friday, 10 July 2015

Ringstone..Med Gulls

Had to go to Manchester to see an old mate ,so decided to have a look at Ringstone on the way, as I was driving up there a flock of small gulls flew over the road , (im sure that was a Med gull or 2 )as I was driving I was not too sure ,so after about 10 mins of looking through the gull a cracking adult Med Gull in full summer plumage showed its self. 4 Cormorants , 3 Great Crested Grebe , 2 Common Sands , 30/40 lapwing and then another full summer plumaged Med gull landed next to the first luck was well in....About 15 minutes later I picked another adult up flying across the fields not in full summer plumage but still a cracking bird..3 med Gulls in a day ..July....   carn't beat it for Med Gulls
...Yellow Legged next

Monday, 6 July 2015

Uk Butterflies

Managed to add a couple of British butterflies recently the very rare Black Hairstreak at the famous Glapthorn Cow Pasture and Wood White at Salcey Wood in Northamptonshrie .There are only a few residents to get over the next couple of years..
 Black Hairstreak
Wood White