Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon

Moldy Old Dough Link 
Another reasonable haul from the traps after a warm night of
little rain and only a light breeze. However it's quiet a different 
story 'out in the field' where the 
Summer Doldrums 
are now setting in with little to see outside of
Plants and Insects.
Firsts for the Year included
 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING
 and the tiny migrant
 SMALL MOTTLED WILLOW
 LIME HAWK-MOTH
is always of interest even if not an addition for the year.
During the process of the Traps there was a fly-over of an
AIRBUS A-400 'ATLAS'
RAF Cargo Aircraft. 
A short wander along the
RIVER STOUR
 did produce one of the Kingfishers breeding here, but all too fast
for the cameraman!
Along the bank we found both
 BULRUSH
maybe not surprisingly and
 some dense patches of
LARGE BINDWEED
before heading north to The Common where things, as previously mentioned
are getting 'very quite'.
Both
CHIFFCHAFF
 and
 WILLOW WARBLER
are still in full song,
while on the Heath the
 BELTED GALLOWAY CALF
goes from strength to strength.
In addition there juvenile
LINNET
seem to be everywhere and over at the Airport the
BLACK BOX IN-FLIGHT RECORD FACTORY
has seen yet another very productive week in the construction.
At the Sewerage Works
a bird that has already in the past been described as 'scarce' here
video
put in a most obliging appearance.
FERAL PIGEON
a fine looking specimen
video
which as usual was soon gone!
The first visit to the Gravel Pit had produced a 'blank' so seeing this
ROE DEER
at a second attempt was a bonus.
Back to Barracks, and stood in the doorway of Slight Return II, this
video
PIED WAGTAIL
landed directly in front of us.
To the strains of 'New Test Leper' track 3 from the R.E.M. album
New Adventures in Hi-Fi.
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