15.8.15.

Saturday

Mainly sunny this morning, with a temperature of 17ºC.

Really enjoyed this morning’s walk with Ken and Dave. Plus some excellent wildlife of course!

With reports of an Osprey reported from the Wollaston area yesterday, me and Ken decided to check around the Mere Farm Pool area, No Osprey! Just the usual cast:-

Grey Heron…

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Black-headed Gull…

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I do believe this is a juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull. But I will check later on tonight…

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Back at the Wardens Office I photographed my first Antler Moth this year. It gets its name from the obvious antler markings on the wings….

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Sandy Carpet…

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I keep looking at these Shaded Broad-bars closely, because they are similar when faded to Leaded Belle’s…

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Willow Beauty…

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Black Arches together today…

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Certain lights at the Wardens Office seem to do better than others one week. Then it changes to another light the next week. This light had on, or round it:- Black Arches, Willow beauty, Scalloped Hook-tip, Pebble Hook-tip and a Lesser Swallow Prominent…

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There seemed to be a bird passage happening on the main Common today. With the highlight being 3 Common Redstart. One Male, One Female, and a Juvenile….

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Also seen in the same area, where Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warblers, and good numbers of Whitethroat…

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Over the last week there’s been good numbers of Linnet. I would estimate at least 50…

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This made me and Ken laugh, a Magpie flew over a Juvenile Green Woodpecker. Not sure if this is a normal reaction, but the Green Woodpecker youngster seemed to be rocked backed on its feet….

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Small Skipper with its proboscis coiled and ready for the Heather its about to have…

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Kestrel fly over…

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Forest Shieldbugs enjoying themselves in the sun…

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Xanthogramma…

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This is my best Dragonfly photo this year. With numbers well down on this time last year. Its was great to see and photograph this male Migrant Hawker…

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Small White…

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Good numbers of Brown Argus about today…

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Now this is interesting. The Hornets nest has survived the winter, and is now becoming really active again in the Barn Owl nest box. Not only is it more active now, you can now see the chewed wood fibre inside. This wood fibre makes the hexagonal cells which will hold the eggs. In time if this is left alone. The whole Barn Owl nest box will be covered in this material…

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This is a first for me, a pair of Common Blue butterflies about to mate…

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