16.10.15.

Friday.

Dull but a warm October afternoon.

Me and Ken decided to check out the Wardens Office, before we visited Kens friends farm. The Wardens Office turned up yet another new moth for my list. Its called a Green-brindled Crescent. The green on this moth was very distinctive. In fact in my moth book, it describes the green as metallic. Which I would agree with totally…

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There was also a November Moth. The winter moths are now turning up. Just wish it had been lighter conditions. Its hard to get sharp images in such bad light…

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Then it was off to Kens friends farm. Although very quiet, we did have a distant and brief glimpse of this Kingfisher…

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With the light fading fast, we decided to call it a day, and head off home. But I did enjoy the couple of hours out.

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11.10.15.

Sunday.

Grey and Cool Sunday morning.

There were 3 moths at the Wardens Office. 2 Canary-shouldered Thorns and a Snout. I like the side angle photo of the Snout, you can actually see what makes up the snout, which gives this moth its name…

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I got really close to this female Pheasant…

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Blue Tits…

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Dunnock…

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Coal Tits…

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Wren…

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Great Tit…

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10.10.15.

Saturday.

Cooler day today, with not so much sun. But it was nice to have a walk with Ken again.

Started the morning off, with a new moth at the Wardens Office. I did think I had seen a Pink-Barred Sallow before, but when I checked back through my photos/records, It turns out this is my first. I love this moths eyes….

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Checking the area where I saw the two Nymphs yesterday, to see if I could show Ken them. Ken spotted these two Common Green Shield Bug Nymphs….

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Update… Talking about the nymphs from yesterday (Photo Below). The main reason I could not find them on the Shield Bug website, was because they were not Shield Bugs. They were in fact Nettle Ground Bugs….

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There is now a good selection of Fungi/Slime Moulds around HC. I was actually looking for Ink Caps, but did not find any. So here are a selection of Fungi/Slime Mould I photographed today….

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Unidentified Lavra….

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After seeing so many Jays yesterday, and photographing one helping itself to a Hazel Nut. This was a bit of a gruesome sight to see. I would guess a Buzzard had had a good meal. But it was in the area where I had seen the Stoat. Not sure if Stoats can climb trees to catch roosting birds, but this was the outcome…..

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This is only my second ever 24-Spot Ladybird I have ever seen. Both this year…..

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9.10.15.

Friday.

Lovely morning on The Common today.

I saw really good numbers of Jays, most seemed to be carrying Hazel Nuts which there seems an abundance of this year. I was lucky enough to photograph one grabbing a Hazel-nut right above me on The Modellers Car Park….

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There were still a few Common Darters flying around today. They are getting slower now, and easier to get near too. I love the bottom photo, with the dew which had collected on one of The Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts butterfly notices.

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Dock Bug on Bramble…

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I can’t seem to find the species of these Shieldbugs. That is even with a great website I have bookmarked on Shieldbugs. Love the marbled effect on these two…

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Sawfly and Flesh-fly….

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Wren…

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I saw at least 6 Comma this morning. Most of them very worn….

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This Ragwort caught my eye glistening in the sunshine. Its a shame my photograph doesn’t give the same affect….

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