Saturday, 4 June 2016

Tragedy - The Bee Gees

That niggling northerly persists bringing with it an unwelcome chill which in turn seems to be keeping the Moths at bay. In the last 3 days the best on offer from the Traps has been a single
MAIDEN'S BLUSH
already added to the Year List but no less of a superb creature for all that. The stiff breeze hasn't helped out in the field either, but before we get into full moaning mode let's thank our lucky stars that we can bring you images, from the archive, promised from a few days ago.
An addition to the Year List yesterday
LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING
which had previously slipped through our fingers,
 RED-GREEN CARPET
 LIGHT EMERALD

BROWN SILVER-LINE
and far better images of a further 2 species shown before
 SHEARS
and
 WHITE-POINT
while for good measure the Micro
DONACAULA FORFICELLA
HOUSE SPARROW  
has now joined the Breeding Colony of Robin and Collared Dove 
in Janet's stable,while just outside we found a 
 a 'ringed'
 GOLDCREST
 which unfortunately we cannot make head nor tail of.
 c6
 SHELDUCK
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are a record number for our area.
 COMMON GARDEN SNAIL
 and
 ROBIN
feeding young on what looks like
 SMALL WHITE BUTTERFLY 
larvae/caterpillars.
On the water meadow at the Moors River a
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LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
 before disaster struck.
Entering the Solar Panel Compound late morning
there was neither sight nor sound of any of the
 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
these 2 being found behind the Eco Recycling Works earlier in the morning.
 A full 40 minute vigil produced no bird at all let alone
the one which has been incubation c4 eggs for several days now.
Time for a visual inspection, only to find that there are now only c2 eggs and no signs of any offspring. It is thought highly unlikely that the sheep shearing had anything to do with this, as the parent bird was 'sitting' throughout the process. It is also unusual to think that the nest has been predated as few, if any, predators would leave without scoffing the lot. Additionally, had the eggs hatch they would not have been able to travel far, and there would surely be the continuous series of 'location calls' from the adults as witnessed last year. 
A TRAGEDY to say the very least!
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 Continuation of the Bund.
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Juvenile STARLINGs
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feeding and preening
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accompanied by Page and Plant with the title track of the
No Quarter Album
From the Trail Cameras
MISTLE THRUSH
Then TRAGEDY turns to TRIUMPH
what about this
LITTLE BEAUTY?
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 BELTED GALLOWAY CALF
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BORN 20:15 - 02/06/2016
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THE '3 AUNTIES' COMING TO VISIT
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THE 3 OTHER GALLS!
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