Monday, 13 April 2015

Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

There have been some fabulous happenings here since our last Post which started a couple of evenings ago with the first Parley Court Farm foray into the world of BATS. Without going into too much detail, Bat Detectors were activated for about one hour soon after sunset, but there were distractions. Firstly, my associates were keen to witness the 'roding' Woodcock hereabouts and then of course there was a 'second' passing of the International Space Station, programmed for 21:01 and supposedly visible for 6 minutes. The last 'pass' a few days ago was a spectacular sight, but this was a complete damp squib as it never came into our view at least. However, the Bats more than made up for that with
 PIPISTRELLE
 PIPISTRELLE SOPRANO
along with
 DAUBENTON'S
all being recorded and added to the PCF Archive.
Highlight of the evening was watching the latter, at very close quarters,
catching Insects on or just above the surface of the Fishing Lakes.
These images were sourced from Wiki,without permission, so it is hopped 
that no offence will be taken as illustrating to a wider audience.
Returning to Slight II at about 22:00 and checking the Heavens for Venus, Jupiter etc, an unexpected sighting was made of an extremely high (higher than the ISS) and fast move body, which could only have been man-made. Some research as to identification was carried out and was considered most likely the recently returned to Earth
AMERICAN X-37B SECRET SPACE AIRCRAFT
no need for an apology to Wiki as I took this image myself!
Best Wishes Pinocchio
The RIVER STOUR
on Thursday morning presented a fine start to the day, while it was decided
to nominate this persistent
SONG THRUSH
for the Vocalist of the Spring Award.
Each of the past 17 days it has sat atop one of the Harbins Fir Trees
singing its head off from 05:00 to late evening.
If anything deserves a Lump of 'Crumpet'
(whoooops, not allowed to say that, please substitute with SCRATCHINGS).
From the Moth Traps numbers are increasing but nothing new
TREE BUMBLEBEE
and
one of the 'Bark Beetles' thought to be
ASH BARK BEETLE
This was followed by something that was new, to me at least.
This is the very first
SHELDUCK
personally witnessed on the ground at PCF,
the previous c3 were all
seen 'in flight'.
and an Absolute Cracker at that and
Bit of a Big Deal here!
One of a pair, this female
BLACKBIRD
along with her mate are now feeding young - we'll endeavour to bring you more.
and this is my new Chauffeur s-itting on my car.
video
SHELDUCK
video
in action.
We know, here at the Bagsy Blog, that we sometimes suffer from Acute Repetitive Syndrome - but as someone once said a Thing of Beauty is a Joy to Behold. We make no apologies for including this series of shots take, with just a little patience, last Saturday.

The sensational
DARTFORD WARBLER
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United States
                 267
Germany
                 116
France
                   70
China
                   48
Ukraine
                   38
Estonia
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Canada
                   16
Lebanon
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