Thursday, 1 September 2016

Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

The new header photograph depicts one of
two birds that almost killed me, but we will have to
bring that story to you at a later date!
It's still too gloomy at 06:00 these days to get stuck into the Moth Traps but the atmosphere was clear, as was the sky with all heavenly bodies visible, but then down came the fog. The traps were then abandoned for a further 30 minute until the sun cut the horizon and did its stuff.
There were a few things of interest within, and it should be reported
that this Post also expands on some of the items featured yesterday.
A First for the Year (FFY) made for a good start with
HEDGE RUSTIC
followed by the eye-catching
CLAY TRIPLE-LINES
the delightful
VAPOURER
another FFY
LUNAR UNDERWING
and
COMMON WAINSCOT
At the Irrigation Pond
and as yesterday's Post indicated it looked every bit as though the
COOT
 were going to rejuvenate the old nest and have another crack at raising young.
Fair enough we thought, but by this morning the nest had grown to giant proportions.
 COMMON SANDPIPER
 is still at the Gravel Pit but has never ventured this close
 and so we took the opportunity
 to rattle off a few shots
in as many 
 varying postures as possible.

There was also ample chance to
video
capture a couple of
video
'video clips' as well.
Also there and detected briefly a few days ago, a
 juvenile
MOORHEN
video 
video
video
obliged us at close quarters but also surprised in as much as no
adult birds have been seen in the northern half of the property for
over 2 months now.
video
juvenile
MALLARD
video
feeding.
On the Heath there are still a few each of
 SLOW WORM
and

video
 SMOOTH SNAKE
 but a
BLACK SLUG
was a lucky find, lucky that it wasn't stepped on,
while a 'free flying'
 
TREBLE-BAR,
yet another FFY, was considered even luckier!
AT ECO
 all there was of note, and just for once, was the singe resident
 HERRING GULL
willing to be photographed.

This Bird scratches out a very good living from the discarded
bits from the work force.
TRAIL CAMERA UPDATE
and for the second time we are able to feature a
NIGHTJAR
video
with a blurred landing and an all too short clip of video,
followed by a nifty little sequence from a couple of
video
WOOD PIGEON
Entry

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