Saturday, 26 August 2017

Last of the Hairstreaks

Caught up with Brown Hairstreak at Chambers farm wood today (UK species 54) , 1 as above and 2 flying areound.
So that is all the British Hairsreaks seen , Purple , Green , Black  and  White Letter .....: ))
Also in the area
Brimstone Butterfly x 30
Brown Argus x 2
Red Admiral x 50 +
Purple Hairstreak x 20
Small Tortoiseshell x 3
Peacock x 5
Migrant Hawker x 50 +
Small White x 20
Comma x 3
Large White x 2

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Shibden Head circular walk

Just getting ready in the back garden to go for a walk to Shibden and a wader call was herd , then again very close just over the house, I did not see it but Julia did.  I was sure it was a Grey Plover on call alone ,  listening to calls on tinterweb could not put it down to anything else.
   Then off to Shibden Head via Shelf trailer park , 40 + Lapwings and 20 Linnet  in the field and up to 20 Gulls  on the way to Shibden Head , 10 LBBGulls , 2 Common and 8 BHgulls , might be worth keeping an eye on this. The sky was full of House Martins all over Shibden Valley at least 70 +  , a flock of Blue and Long tailed tits held 2 Willow Warblers,.Bare head tunnel had 2 Herald moths but no Tissue moths which was the target.
12 Mistle Thrush ,  Jay , Great Spotted  and Green Woodpeckers and 1 male Kestrel......

Monday, 21 August 2017

Devon Carpet

Great to catch up with Devon Carpet at the Craggs on Sat 19th 2017 (photo D Sut)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Northowram Gulls

Had 110 BHGulls , 4 Common Gulls adults and 2juvs , 5 LBBGulls and 1 Juv , 1 adult and 2 Juv Herring Gulls in the horse fields. 20 Goldfinch , 1 Whitethroat , and 2 adult calling Buzzards ...30 Lapwing back on Shelf moor.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Ben Nevis

Hell of a walk up Ben Nevis , going up the tourist route , 10.7 miles taking 8 hours......

Sunday, 6 August 2017


                                                            Catoptria  margaritella
                                                                 Dotted Carpet
                                                       Garden Tiger in the garden
                                     Good to get Scotch Argus along the Caladonian Canal (UK species 53 )
                                                                Scottish Grayling 'atlantica'