Sunday, 7 May 2017

Boris the Spider - The Who

Not surprisingly, given the time of year, there's lots happening in the
Wild World.
Our Post today features mostly items from the last couple of days,
but also some of those we are still attempting to catch up on.
 PUSS MOTH
(by no means the biggest, but a sizable beast)
 like all others shown here is a new species for the year.
 WAVED UMBER
 Our 5th Prominent of 2017
 IRON PROMINENT
 RUSTIC SHOULDER-KNOT
and so the arachnids don't dip-out one of the
STONE SPIDER's
MALLARD DUCKLING
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are now starting to appear in certain areas while
MOORHEN
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maybe maligned
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and sometimes overlooked
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but 'little beauties' to say the least!
As migrant Birds continue to stream in elsewhere, there was always
chance of us here at Parley Court Farm, enjoying one or two crumbs
falling from the table and of these the best so far have been:-
 SWALLOW
 prospecting the Farm House garage
 as is their 'annual want' and even some already
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 Gathering Mud.
 The first
 LESSER WHITETHROAT
 arrived on 27/04/2017
 which was the same date last year.
 Cast not a Clout 'til May is out!
(HAWTHORN or MAY BLOSSOM)
it is so start 'casting'!
Across the whole of our Recording Area
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WHEATEAR
have been so numerous as to
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outstrip the 'total number' recorded
since counts began back in
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2005
Of the more incidental sightings
HERRING GULL
are once again nesting on the hanger roofs at
Bournemouth International Airport
(viewable from a vantage point on the Heath) 
and also turning up, more frequently, at the Gravel Pit to
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 bathe and preen.
 The Heath is also where this handsome chap was found, a 'free crawling'
 MINOTAUR BEETLE
 which, given my increasingly failing eye-sight, was a bonus indeed.
Despite only having found one here before this is one, if not THE, 
favourite Insect here of yours truly!
After something of a DISASTER, needing to be addressed in the future,
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LAPWING
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 are now back prospecting both the
Gravel Pit
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and the
Solar Panel Compounds
(the continuing buzzzzzing noise is emitted by the accumulators)
 While we would agree that you have been burdened with maybe 'enough'
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LITTLE GREBE
footage, we are so chuffed at finally 'proving' breeding here
we should publish at least a few updates.
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If it's 08:15, or thereabouts, then it's time to
Change Watch.
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While there is always some activity such as 'egg-turning'
or sprucing up the nest.
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