Thursday, 29 June 2017

At the End of the Day - Mike Rutherford

With HOT weather having rampaged through the third week of June,
we have seen some dramatic increases in numbers from the
Moth Traps
but still we have not taken 100 species of Macro Moth in a single night.
IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN RAINING CONTINUOUSLYY EVER SINCE!
 The delicate and beautiful
 BLUE-BORDERED CARPET
 showed up in two 'forms' that with only half a wing-bar
and that with an 'archipelego' of small dots almost joining the two sides.
There are examples with complete central wing-bars which we still yet have to catch.
 CYPRESS CARPET
a relatively new moth to our shores the quite numerous
COMMON EMERALD
 and
 
BIRD'S WING
We have also been enjoying a variety of other Insects which have included
 ORANGE LADYBIRD
 the diminutive
 PILL BEETLE
a a rather large
  video
HORNET
and 
On the Panel Tonight
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STOCK DOVE
along with
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CARRION CROW
video
 KEELED SKIMMER DRAGONFLY
being serenaded by a Whitethroat.
While Dartford Warblers seem to be 'out in the cold' on the Heath
 STONECHAT
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continue to capitalise on recent years of
 Breeding Success.
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Difficult to judge numbers but by our estimations there have to be
 2 to 3 dozen juvenile Birds across the 400 acres?
It was getting close to heading back to the range but always alert
 to the next wildlife sighting.
Now, if it's Action Movies you are looking for then best not open these video clips!
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 A 'second very close encounter' with another
 NIGHTJAR
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 was, given our past experiences, assimilated to
 Lightning Striking Twice.
video
There was now absolutely no rush to get back, whichever the
coffee would still be there on our return!
It was at the beginning of the warm spell that along with Hugh and Janet
we had our first BBQ of the year in the Harbins Farmhouse Garden which just seemed
alive with Birds. In the event we recorded 29 Species while just sitting enjoying the food, wine
and convivial conversation.
including a
First for the Year
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER
The day is nearly ended hurry home to your bed
My nights are oh so lonely come and lay down your head
The eyes of all our children growing heavy with sleep
And with one final flicker into a world full of dreams.
Thanks to those who have been promoting us in recent days,
one person in particular, the UK is back in Pole Position on the
'Hits' Parade.
It has been many, many months since we have seen this!
EntryPageviews
United Kingdom
492 - "it's been a long time, been a long time been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time". Lyric from the track Rock 'n' Roll by Led Zeppelin
United States
379
Netherlands
40
Germany
29
South Korea
16
China
12
Ireland
12
Russia
11
France
10
New Zealand
9

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