Tuesday, 3 August 2021

The Emerald - Thin Lizzy

 Little change in the weather led to little change at the traps, and certainly nothing new, but to save going without we can show the best Moths available.

The ever welcome and still turning up
LARGE EMERALD
LOBSTER MOTH
along with
GARDEN TIGER
Otherwise on the Heath there was no more than the 'squealings' of the still resedent Water Rail, without confirmation of breeding and a selection of 3 different
STONECHAT

but with 2 looking like they are of the same brood?
Now clutching at straws even the splendid looking but disliked
RAGWORT
while across the whole of the Solar Panel Complex all we could muster was the first showing of a
PUFFBALL
The last ditch was very much on the shouldered of the Grebes but did find the juvenile
MOORHEN
still finding life worth living at the Irrigation Pond.
BUDDLEIA
appeared to burst into bloom overnight and even before clapping eyes on the Grebe/s
there was indications of trouble overhead as the Swallows were alarm calling.
The reason appeared against the clear blue sky in the shape of a hunting
SPARROWHAWK
while to end we can highlight the plumage difference between the 2 adult
LITTLE
GREBEs
While the EGG comes from a previous year success story!
WE ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN TRYING TO PULL OUR FINGER OUT!

2 comments:

  1. What a fun LARGE EMERALD. I had never seen a green moth.

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  2. Sorry for the late reply, you'll have to come over with me one day. Many Thanks.

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