Sunday, 26 July 2015

Garden Moth Update - 4th July 2015

The weather was settled and humid, so I put my moth trap out again.

464 Diamond-back Moth 1
905 Blastodacna hellerella 1
998 Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1064 Celypha Straina 2
1338 Eudonia lacustrata 4
1428 Bee Moth 2
1506 Saxifrage Plume 1 (new moth for garden)
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave (non banded) 2
1728 Garden Carpet 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1
1860 Green Pug 1
1937 Willow Beauty 5
2061 Buff Ermine 3
2098 Flame 1
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade 1 (new moth for garden)
2337 Marbled Minor agg 2
2381 Uncertain 4
2382 Rustic 1
2474 Straw Dot 1

Saxifrage Plume

Straw Dot

Pale-shouldered Brocade

Dorman's Pool (Insects) 4th July 2015

A walk along the path at Dorman's Pool produced the following Butterflies, Moths and Damselflies.

Grayling 1
Meadow Brown 6
Ringlet 4
Large Skipper 2
Small Skipper 4
Red Admiral 1
Small Heath 1
Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet Moth 7


Large Skipper

Meadow Brown

Small Skipper

Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet Moth

Garden Moth Update - GMS Week 18

On Thursday 2nd July, the overnight minimum temperature was 11°C.

1063 Celypha Striana 1
1216 Cherry Bark Tortrix 1
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1758 Barred Straw 2
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 1
1765 Barred Yellow 1
1937 Willow Beauty 4
1941 Mottled Beauty 1
2061 Buff Ermine 6
2089 Heart and Dart 3
2128 Double Square-spot 2
2381x Uncertain / Rustic agg 1

Cherry Bark Tortrix

Thursday, 2 July 2015

SW Turkey Bird Trip - Brown Fish Owl

Sunday 10th May 2015.

Today is "Owl Day" and our trip to see Brown Fish Owl in the Manavgat Green Canyon. The extension to the trip which everyone was looking forward to with crossed fingers.

We got up early morning to be on site at dawn and got our places on the boat.




SW Turkey Bird Trip - Saturday 2nd to 11th May 2015

Saturday 9th May 2015.

Today we headed for Saklikent Radar Station with the hope of seeing Snowfinch.

The air was so fresh and the views were magnificent. After walking up a little further along the path were spotted some Snowfinches. At least 2 or 3 were flying around the top ledges giving good but brief views. The hillside was good for Shorelark (penicili), Finsch's Wheatear, Northern Wheatear, Water Pipit (coutelli).

New birds added to the list.
Black Redstart
Rock Sparrow
Snowfinch (lifer for me)
Caspian Tern (seen from the hotel at breakfast)

SW Turkey Bird Trip - Saturday 2nd to 11th May 2015

Friday 8th May 2015

Today's intinerary was Koycegiz Marshes, Gokova Marshes and a afternoon Dalyan boat trip to Kaunos Ruins.
Cettis Warbler

Squacco Heron

Lesser Grey Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

Dalyan Delta Boat Trip

Nile Soft Shell Turtle

Kaunos Ruins

Whilst at the ruins waiting for a Magnum Ice Cream, a pair of Rollers were displaying in front of a rock face.

Journey back to Dalyan.

Purple Heron

New birds for the list were as follows:
Great-crested Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Warbler