Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Monday, 30 May 2016

Moths 2016

A few of the Moths seen out & about or trapped in the garden over the last cpl of months..........

Pale Tussock
Pebble Hook-tip
Brown Silver-lines
Buff Ermine
Anania fuscalis

Common Heath
Muslin Moth
Pebble Prominent
Angle Shades
Waved Umber
Common Quaker
Hebrew Character
Twin-spotted Quaker

27th -30th May 2016

again stayed fairly local picking up another Butterfly tick in the form of Wood White (which iv'e always managed to miss thru work or weather) also had my 1st Warks Pearl Bordered Fritillary on the 27th & 28th at Ryton Woods. A sneaky trip into Cambridgeshire for the Great Reed Warbler at Paxton Pits which gave fantastic scope views & brought up Donna's 250th Species & my 1st since 2010.....

21st & 22nd May 2016

Spent the weekend doing Butterflies with Small Blue the target on Sat at Bishop's Itchington,Warks & Duke of Burgundy at Prestbury Hill,Gloucs (Which was a new Butterfly for both Donna & myself)

 Small Blue
 Duke of Burgundy

 Green Hairstreak

 Common Blue

Cistus Forester

14th & 15th May 2016

On the 14th Donna & myself headed over to Cannock Chase for a few of the last Summer migrants needed adding Spotted Flycatcher (2 birds) & Wood Warbler (4 birds) & a bonus Pied Flycatcher...

On the 15th we headed to Otmoor RSPB picking up Turtle Dove & at least 5 Hobby showing well along with good numbers of Sedge,Reed Warblers,Common & Lesser Whitethroat also picking up our 1st Damselflies of the Year with Lrg Red, Azure & Red-eyed .........

Large Red Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly(imm)

Friday, 6 May 2016

April 30th - May 1st 2016

Bank holiday weekend,we started off on Cannock Chase,Staffs hoping for a few Summer migrants,still very quiet on the chase but did manage Cuckoo,2 Common Redstart & superb views of Tree Pipit (My best ever views of these birds with 1 very confiding bird)

We then headed back into familiar grounds heading for Middleton Lakes & then onto Ladywalk NR picking up good views of Blackcap,Lesser Whitethroat,Sedge Warbler etc & a fine Pied Flycatcher (female ) at Ladywalk (Donna's 1st in Warks)

On the Sunday we again stayed local with Marsh Lane NR having a SP Black-tailed Godwit before getting news of a Pied Flycatcher (male) on my local patch of Seeswood Pool (only the 2nd ever record & 1st ad male last being a 1st winter way back in 2004)