Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wild Geese - Art Garfunkel

While searching the archive for last months header photograph,
the 'adult male' Snow Bunting, we came across the photograph
of a Snowy Owl's nest which was at the side of the road just
outside of the town, While not unique it is thought rather unusual 
and considered  good reason to continue the
BARROW THEME.  
It's a fact that as Summer wears on the passage of Birds slows to almost a stop, and Lover's thoughts turn to other things. Lover's of Wildlife that is, we hasten to added, but for all that there are now Common Swift circling overhead each evening, no doubt preparing for an early departure, and we have recorded, this very day, our first returning
 GREEN SANDPIPER
We continue to concentrate on Moths early each morning, but ever 
mindful of all else around us, which we will record, hopefully photograph
and in turn share with our faithful and valued 
READERSHIP.
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 ELEPHANT HAWK-MOTH
 3 Hawk-moths from top clockwise
2 x ELEPHANT, EYED and LIME
BARRED YELLOW
LIGHT ARCHES
COMMON FOOTMAN
The 'migrant' 
GEM
 'barred'
TREBLE LINES
also in the traps
 BROWN CHAFER
 CADIS FLY
Mystacides longicornis
and a late addition to the PCF Year List
 SMALL EMERALD
There was an unexpected surprise awaiting under the Solar Panels
at the Gravel Pit
where an
EGYPTIAN GOOSE
had dropped in.
At great distance to start with
it certainly wasn't going to get any closer to me!
With a little deft driving the Mobile Hide was positioned as near as
possible by which time it had started fraternising with the relatively small
CANADA GOOSE Family
video
A couple or three
video
Egyptian Goose
video
clips.
The Moth Trap on Merritown hasn't been showing particularly
good returns but
 LINNETs
 particularly those with a 'Tick'
are starting to get a little bolder
and if your lucks in, your lucks in.
Can you see it yet?
No not a 'Snake in the Grass'
but our first
SAND LIZARD
for the Recording Area.
Even better, those who are 'licensed' to do so caught this
Beautiful Creature
and moved it onto the Heath away from the ongoing ground-works.
Another small Ant Colony the surprise here being the
size of the Eggs in proportion to the Adults.
HEATHER
starting to bloom.
In the Solar Panel Compound, taking my usual protective look across
the flock of Sheep, both adult
LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
(giving some size comparison)
flew in followed most unusually by what was thought to be a 'third'.
 It was in fact
 one of the juveniles undertaking its
 Inaugural Flight
 Altogether that has been
 25 days under Incubation
 and a further 27 days to
Take Off.
Despite the new found attribute, what has throughout been thought of as
The Runt

of the brood is still seeking sanctuary with Mum (or Dad for that matter).
Back at Slight Return II some scraps of bread were
scattered on the grass in hopes of enticing the local
Robin or Blackbird
but no chance, they were easily 'beaten to the punch' by
video
MAGPIE and BLACK-HEADED GULL
followed in quick succession by transiting
video
HERRING GULLs
video
We had quite overlooked the fact that prior to this a
bit of 'Goth' had been stuck on the Juke Box which is
considered perfect accompaniment in the shape of
DAWNRAZOR
performed by the incomparable
Fields of the Nephilim Link
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU 'SECRET'
(don't forget my invitation!)
or why not watch the full concert
Remain Forever 1 - Fields of the Nephilim
Trivia:- to achieve that dusty, weather beaten, we've just ridden 200 miles across the prairie look, the band undertake a 'baking powder' fight which provides a darn good dusting down!
Finally, over the past couple of days we have been blessed by yet more
INCOMPARABLE'S
 THE
RED ARROWS
The first day I missed them completely, the second is presented here
in its entirety. Unfortunately not performing here on this occasion, simply
using Bournemouth International Airport as a Springboard.
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