Thursday, 23 March 2017

Harlequin - Genesis

 Came the night a mist dissolved the trees
And in the broken light colours fly, fading by
Pale and cold as figures fill the glade
Grey is the web they spin, on and on, and on and on
Through the flame still summer lingers on
Though her pictures soon shatter

 Harlequin - Genesis (Link)
In a further attempt to catch up on recent days we present something of an 
extended Post, which we hope will be enjoyed by one and all! 
From the Moth Traps
MARCH MOTH
HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD
now emerging from every nook and cranny in
Slight Return II.
From the canopy on the Heath
ORANGE UNDERWING
could also have been the First of the Year, if proven beyond doubt,
but with the closely related Light Orange Underwing being a 'confussion species'
this will lay in abeyance. The c11 seen on the wing last Sunday were highly likely the former
as usually 'on the wing' much earlier than the later, but being unable to catch even one of these
High Fliers
we will never know for sure!
Our latest Trophy.
If the Silver Birch had not been blown down by a winter gale we would
doubtless never have clapped eyes on this rather unusually deformed 4 inch diameter branch.
Thought too much of a novelty just to be left there to rot, we sawed it off
and brought it home to rot!
New Growth
GORSE
looking splendid, although something of a nuisance on the Heath,
but then a
Close Encounter
of the very best kind with this
PIED WAGTAIL
Since their construction, we have never seen a perched
HERRING GULL
within any of the Solar Panel Compounds let alone perched on the Panels.
We are not small minded enough to maintain a 'Solar Panel Compound List',
but this bird will certainly be added to the
Through a Wire Fence Shot List
at the earliest opportunity.
After a prolonged bout of 'displaying'
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and generally getting 'frisky' these
GADWALL
surely deserve something of a rest!
Not an ideal perch, the very top branch of an Aspen, for our first
COMMA BUTTERFLY
of the year, but we all have to come down to Earth sooner or later.
and while on the subject of getting 'frisky' - no not me - these 2 hen
PHEASANT
were quite happily spending a quiet morning in the sunshine
until
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the LADS came along.
Likewise with the 3 juvenile
MUTE SWAN
on the bank of the Moors River with an adult and
Canada Goose having taken to the water.
BUFF-TAILED BUMBLEBEE
now at all locations.
PANAEOLUS FIRMICOLA
among one of the STONECROP varieties was, if nothing else an
enjoyable photographic subject.
HERCULES
(unchained)
perched on the tarmac at Bournemouth International Airport (BIA).
 
Nothing more than another 'eye-catching'
MOOT
Without a doubt thus far in March the
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BIRD of the MONTH
First of the Year
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our first 'true' migrant
and as recorded on the 16th inst, the earliest ever for our
 Recording Area.
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LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
at Eco.
 It would seem that building such monsters as this new workshop at BIA,
comes some degree of responsibility for putting something back into the environment??
On completion of the building works this
REPTILE HIBERNACULUM,
REPTILE FENCE
(which side it is suppose to keep the creatures out of is not known)
BADGER SETT
(complete with newly planted Fruit Trees to keep the critters fed)
Bit of a 'double-edged sword' we think as looking at the number of
'road kill' Badgers do we really need to encourage more??
DORMOUSE BOXES
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