Sunday, 16 August 2015

When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees

Maybe the headline should read A Winter's Tale - David Essex, but as the temperature at 04:30 this morning was a searing 3°C and not freezing the Ladies in question are probably more appropriate? Maybe needless to say that there was Nothing of Great Interest except to say having seen my first Ni Moth 'ever' just yesterday it was soon denigrated to the ranks of N of GI (photo to follow). However, flicking though the cupboard we had come up with a few Insects which should have been produced earlier in the year, so take the opportunity to redress that deficit. As for the title of the song, well if all goes as planned a small group of us like minded people should be meeting up for lunch this very day. 
 OAK NYCTEOLINE
GREEN PUG
 PALE OAK BEAUTY
 GOLD SPOT
 With some variation of patterning
 MILLER
 FLAME
and the Micros

AGAPETA ZOEGANA
and
PHAULERNIS FULVIGUTTELLA
Starting the daily 'rounds' of the Farm and again some of the
 600 or so SHEEP grazing the Solar Panel Compounds,
and get through some grass, are moved from time to time.
The path is clear though no eyes can see,
the course laid down long before.
And so with gods and men the Sheep remain inside their pen,
though many times they've seen the way to leave 
Firth of Fifth - Genesis
from the album
Selling England By The Pound
Note the scintillating solo piano intro by Anthony (Tony) Banks
and Steve Hackett's haunting guitar break mid-point.
 We can hardly do the Moths let alone
LARVAE
 but even Caterpillars are a joy to behold.
The first August record here at PCF of
MEDITERRANEAN GULL
which was a 'fly-over', first heard calling then seen only briefly.
The image is from the archive for illustration.
A most welcome sight 'within' the Solar Panel Compound
as this family group of c5
 RAVEN,
 often seen overflying,
this having been the first and only time
 we have been able to get
 anywhere near to them.
Not so this inattentive juvenile
 HERRING GULL
 which seemed to be unaware of the approach until the very last second.
 Everywhere in Large Numbers
 appropriately describes the humble
STARLING
 which has done remarkably well again this season.
 Along the grassy fringes outside of the compounds, now virtually
untouched by humans, Insect populations are also extremely healthy.
SEVEN-SPOT LADYBIRD
LESSER MARSH GRASSHOPPER
and a completely 'new one' for myself
 which we 'potted' and brought back to photograph
STRIPED LADYBIRD
(Live and Learn)
In addition to
 WHITE STONECROP
video
and a couple of short clips of feeding
video
MISTLE THRUSH
While lifting the Link to Firth of Fifth we came across this,
which will surely be of interest to some, if not ALL of our readers?
This is Gabriel at his level best and the first time we have seen Banks playing guitar!
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