Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sleepy 7-spotted Ladybird


Common Carder Bee workers





Small Tortoiseshell - 28th September 2014





Garden Moth Update - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014

I put my moth trap out again last night, hoping for some autumnal moths.

Light Brown Apple Moth 2
Acleris Laterana 1
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Garden Carpet 1


Whilst in the garden today, I counted 5 Emmelina Monodactyla rested on different plants.





Firethorn Leaf Miner Evidence

Whilst gardening yesterday I found evidence of leaf mining on our Pyracantha.




I also found a cluster of brown eggs, not sure what or who laid these.


Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 21st September 2014

Feral Pigeon 4
Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 11
Blue Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Coal Tit 2
Blackbird 1
Starling 12
Woodpigeon 1
Jackdaw 1
Robin 1
Dunnock 2
Chaffinch 2
Collared Dove 2

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts and Fat Balls.
Water

Amphibians: Common Frog (3) & Tadpoles
Mammals: Hedgehog

Butterflies:
23/9/14 - 2 Small Tortoiseshell
24/9/14 - 1 Red Admiral
25/9/14 - 1 Peacock
26/9/14 - 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood & 1 Small White

Garden Moth Update - Friday 26th September 2014

Minimum Overnight Temperature was 7.1°C.

Light Brown Apple 3
Emmelina Monodactyla 1
Snout 1 (see photographs below)


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Garden Moth Update - Saturday 20th September 2014

Cooler night. Minimum overnight temperature was 8.4°C.

998 Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1728 Garden Carpet 2
1937 Willow Beauty 2

Garden Moth Update - Friday 19th September 2014

Overnight minimum temperature was 14.1C

998 Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1038 Acleris Laterana 1
1524 Emmelina Monodactyla 1
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 5
1937 Willow Beauty 2
2231a Northern Deep-brown Dart 1 (new species for garden)
2266 Brown-spot Pinion 1 (new species for garden)
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing 1


Northern Deep-brown Dart

Brown-spot Pinion

Acleris Laterana

Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 14th September 2014

Robin 1
Dunnock 2
Jackdaw 2
Feral Pigeon 4
Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 5
Blackbird 1
Blue Tit 4
Coal Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Starling 2
Woodpigeon 1
Collared Dove 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Peanuts, Seed and Fat Balls.
Water

Mammals: Hedgehog
Butterflies: 2 Small White (17/9/14)

Other Insects; Common Carder Bee

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Garden Moth Update - Saturday 13th September 2014

I put my moth trap out for a second night over the weekend.

Light Brown Apple Moth 3
Willow Beauty 1
Large Yellow Underwing 2
Pale Mottled Willow 2
Strawberry Tortrix 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Celypha Lacunana 1
Flame Carpet 1 (new species for the garden)
Red Green Carpet 1

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Willow Beauty

Celypha Lacunana 

Flame Carpet

Red Green Carpet 

Pale Mottled Willow

An Afternoon at Hartlepool Marina

A Saturday afternoon walk alongside the quayside at Hartlepool Marina. Not many birds around, but several Jellyfish in the water and plenty of visitors enjoying the afternoon sunshine.





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Garden Moth Update - Friday 12th September 2014

Minimum Overnight Temperature 10.2°C

Light Brown Apple Moth 2
Svensson's Copper Underwing 1
Garden Carpet 3
Sqaure-spot Rustic 1
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Willow Beauty 1
Double-striped Pug 1
Pale Mottled Willow 1 

Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 7th September 2014

Blue Tit 4
Coal Tit 2
Great Tit 2
Robin 1
House Sparrow 8
Blackbird 1
Goldfinch 9
Dunnock 2
Starling 1
Jackdaw 3
Feral Pigeon 5
Collared Dove 1
Greenfinch 2

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts and Fat Balls
Water

Mammals: Hedgehog (2)
Amphibians: Common Frog
Other Insects: Common Carder Bee

Butterflies:
7/9/14
Speckled Wood 2
Large White 1
Small White 1
Small Tortoiseshell 1

9/9/14
Peacock 1
Speckled Wood 1

10/9/14
Small Tortoiseshell 1
Red Admiral 1

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Buff Ermine Caterpillar

A surprise visitor to the moth trap this morning. A Buff Ermine caterpillar.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Garden Birdwatch Update - Week Starting on 31st August 2014

Blue Tit 1
Great Tit 1
Feral Pigeon 4
Robin 1
House Sparrow 4
Goldfinch 4
Coal Tit 1
Greenfinch 1
Magpie 1
Blackbird 1
Starling 4
Dunnock 2
Jackdaw 2
Woodpigeon 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts and Fat Balls.
Water

Mammals: Hedgehog
Amphibian: Common Frog
Insects: Common Carder Bee

Garden Bird Camera Capture - Goldfinches

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Garden Moth Update - Friday 5th September 2014

Overnight minimum temperature was 13.8°C.

998 Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1048 Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1728 Garden Carpet 5
1776 Green Carpet 1
1867 Treble-bar - new species for garden
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing  5
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic 2
2297 Copper Underwing 1
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Mouse Moth 1

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Garden Rose Tortrix 

Garden Bird Camera Capture

Goldfinches visiting for Sunflower Hearts and a Blue Tit collecting black Sunflower Seeds.



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A Great Tit visiting for Sunflower Hearts. Each visit only lasts seconds, so three have been put together.

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Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 24th August 2014

Jackdaw 1
Feral Pigeon 5
House Sparrow 12
Goldfinch 8
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 1
Great Tit 1
Coal Tit 2
Greenfinch 2
Woodpigeon 1
Blackbird 2
Starling 6
Robin 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts and Fat Balls.
Water

Mammals: Hedgehog
Amphibians: Common Frog
Butterflies: 1 Speckled Wood 24/8/2014