13.6.15

From yesterday tea-time, right till I am writing this post. Its done nothing but rain. But unbelievably it turned out not to be a bad wildlife day. Nothing exciting, but I didn’t expect to see anything.

Started visit off as usual at Wardens Office. Slightly disappointed I missed out on taking a photo of an Orange version of a Common Marbled Carpet. It would have been my 1st moth photographed today! But I decided to check out all the other lights. By the time I fetched my camera it had gone.

I did manage a better photo of a Silver Ground Carpet…

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Buff Ermine…

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This Pebble Hook-Tip is one of my favourite moths…

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Purple Bar…

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Loads of Pale Tussocks this morning. This one thought it could camouflage itself on the security camera cage…

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I think this might be the 1st time I have photographed a Small Magpie at HC. But I think most people have seen one of these, especially if you have garden lights…

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This is only my 2nd ever sighting of a Coxcomb Prominent…

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So with the dry photography done under the Wardens Office roof, I bravely decided to have a walk on The Common itself. The next set of photos are my typical rainy grey type photos, but at least I had a nice walk. Strange seeing one Telegraph pole with a Great Spotted Woodpecker on, and the next telegraph pole down the lane, with a Kestrel on it…

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Even though it was raining heavy Tree Pipits have to feed their young…

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This Willow Warbler was also looking through the heather for food, before it took off…

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This male Yellowhammer looks like it enjoys colour matching caterpillars…

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