Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Garden - Groundhogs

Living my chosen lifestyle where I do and in the situation that exists, 'shutting down' on Wildlife simply is not an option. If it's not an unidentified Butterfly fluttering past or a Common Buzzard screeching from above there is always something on hand to watch or investigate. With both Sunday and Monday evenings given over to an open invitation to Harbins Farm House for dinner it was on the latter when making my way over there that the familiar song of a
 WHIMBREL
 was heard from high above. 
Regardless of the fact that it wasn't seen it was considered
qualification to be added to our Records as the first ever 
noted here during the month of July.
The images are from the archive as illustration for our viewers.
Although the temperature had dropped at dawn to +10C first
indications, looking through the perspex collar of the first trap, 
appeared good and it wasn't long before we were 'potting' the
first Moth new for the year.
DARK SPINACH
With no significance save for being a most attractive Insect
SCORCHED CARPET
has been added while
  STRIPPED WAINSCOT
 SCALLOP SHELL
and
 SEPTEMBER THORN
 are also new for 2016.
 In addition, and away from the Moths,
was another form of
HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD
afterwhich it was time once again to head for the Common.
Approaching the Gravel Pit
and the small mound forming an Island and known as
The Mountain a
CORMORANT
was very much 'King of the Castle' posing for both stills and
video
Video Clip.
Close by we found a
BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER
and a closer look reveled a/the
GREEN SANDPIPER
video
video
back in residence.
CANADA GEESE
with their offspring, but difficulty now to know which is which?
Unfortunately the Heath remains very dull so we decided to
Return to Slight Return to get the 'paoerwork' done.
Hugh's new Vegetable Patch looking healthy
and maturing by the day but it still remains a mystery as to
who placed the Daisy Scarecrow in the middle of it all?
video
Finally, it was from the door of the caravan that we took the
video
GREEN WOODPECKER 
clips, this a juvenile.
Entry

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