Thursday, 16 September 2021

Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary

 A more than welcome start to the new day as at 00:30 precisly the first, and distant, Little Owl of the Autumn burst into that very familiar and screeching song which was penciled in for further investigation later in the day. Priority must always be with the Moth Traps as releasing these little critters without damage and following a spell of temperatures sometimes as high as +18°C a plummet to just +8° seemed to do the buisenes with

c2 VESTAL's
which come in a variety of shades from
deep pink to pale yellow,
along with another eye-catching beauty
PINK-BARRED SALLOW
both duely added to the Year List.
and while they have been operating from here for a few months now
this is the first time we have had an
EASY JET
in the view-finder and while on the subject
we did secure a couple of images of the runway at
BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL RUNWAY
looking arcross the adjoining heath from east to west.
Otherwise, this might just be the last
COMMON WHITETHROAT
we see until late April 2022
but feel there should still be a couple or so waves of
WHEATEAR
before Autumn ends.
Another
SMOOTH SNAKE
unusually on the top of one of the covers, instead of beneath,
maybe trying for those last few rays before hibernation begins?
Under, were the usual combination of
SLUGs
and
SNAILs
and leaving us with a striking pose from the 3 larger Goats
FRENCH ALPINE to the fore along with the c2 OLD ENGLISH.

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