Saturday, 15 October 2016

Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

Another couple of sunny days which drew in a few Insects and birds with yesterday's highlight being the arrival of the first Northern Thrushes. Visable Migration is something we are not noted for this far inland but 3 small pulses of about a dozen Redwing each, followed by a single and then c8 Fieldfare was a welcome start to the day. Otherwise a 'fall' of Meadow Pipit were also noteable but there were other migrants.
 A 'second generation'
 TURNIP MOTH
 along with
 SMALL WAINSCOT
 and another
 BRINDLED GREEN
and just take a look at this, it makes you want to do Micros
PALPITA VITREALIS
like something out of Swan Lake - P I Tchaikovsky that is.
New additions to the ever increasing tribe at
Parley Pond
BRECON BUFF GEESE
while the male department of the now 'settled'
TEAL
at the Irrigation Pond are changing their appearanceby the day
and showing much more colour.
video
 juvenile
PHEASANTs
At long last an
video
OCTOBER
WHEATEAR
video
in fact half a dozen.
 BRISTLE BENT GRASS
on the Heath glowing in the afternoon sunshine.
 Regualr Readers may remember our surprise when finding a
 COMMON DARTER
in one of the Moth Traps recently?
 Well much more of an unexpected visitation was this one
which entered the Strange Rover, through the driver window,
while underway and making way across the Heath.
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