Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Migrant Hawker & Common Darter at RSPB Saltholme - 18th September 2016

Migrant Hawker

Common Darter

Garden Moth Update - 16th September 2016

A summary of the moths recorded on 16th September 2016 with an overnight low temperature at 12.5°C.

45.010  Beautiful Plume (Amblyptilia acanthadactyla)  1 (new for garden)
49.039  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  2
73.113  Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)  1
73.342  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  1

Angle Shades

Beautiful Plume


Garden Birdwatch Update - 11th September 2016

Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 4
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Coal Tit 1
Feral Pigeon 2
Jackdaw 2
Woodpigeon 1
Long-tailed Tit 3
Collared Dove 2

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts
Water

Butterflies
12/09/2016 - 1 Large White

Amphibians
Common Frog

Garden Moth Update - 12th September 2016

A summary of the moths trapped on 12th September 2016.

49.039  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  10
70.049  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
70.098  Dark Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta citrata citrata)  1
73.062  Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea)  2
73.063  Svensson's Copper Underwing (Amphipyra berbera)  2
73.092  Mottled Rustic (Caradrina morpheus)  1
73.228  Grey Chi (Antitype chi)  1
73.342  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  13

Mottled Rustic

Leighton Moss Visit - 11th September

There was a good selection of waders present at the Eric Morecambe Hide.

Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Common Snipe, Greenshank, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank and Ruff.



Common Redshank feeding
video

Common Snipe feeding
video

Garden Birdwatch Update - Week starting 4th September 2016

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

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts
Water

Butterflies
5/09/2016 - 2 Small White & 1 Red Admiral
7/09/2016 - 1 Speckled Wood

Mammals
Grey Squirrel (first recorded visit in 2016)

Nettle-tap Moth at Sizergh Castle

During an afternoon visit to Sizergh Castle on 10th September, I was surprised to find a Nettle-tap Moth on a plant in the herbaceous border.


Large White

Small Tortoiseshell

Nettle-tap Moth

Greenshield Bug

Garden Moth Update - 2nd September 2016

For Week 27, I put my moth trap out on Friday 2nd September with a recorded overnight low temperature of 12.7°C.

Taxa
41.002  a moth (Blastobasis adustella)  1
49.039  Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)  3
70.049  Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)  1
70.097  Common Marbled Carpet (Dysstroma truncata)  3
71.012  Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)  1
73.342  Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  17
73.345  Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  1
73.357  Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  1
73.358  Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata)  2

Six-striped Rustic

Iron Prominent

Blastobasis adustella

Garden Birdwatch Update August 2016

It seems such a long time since I posted my weekly records for our BTO Garden Birdwatch, so here is a summary for August.

Week Starting - 31st July 2016
House Sparrow 6
Dunnock 1
Blackbird 2
Blue Tit 1
Goldfinch 3
Chaffinch 1
Feral Pigeon 2
Magpie 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts.
Water

Butterflies
2/8/2016 - 2 Small White & 1 Large White
3/8/2016 - 3 Small White & 2 Large White
4/8/2016 - 4 Small White & 1 Large White


Week Starting - 8th August 2016
House Sparrow 5
Dunnock 1
Blue Tit 3
Goldfinch 5
Woodpigeon 1
Feral Pigeon 4
Magpie 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts.
Water

Butterflies
8/8/2016 - 3 Small White & 1 Large White

Other Insects
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Red-tailed Bumblebee
White-tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bee


Week Starting - 14th August 2016
House Sparrow 3
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 3
Coal Tit 1
Great Tit 1
Goldfinch 10
Chaffinch 1
Blackbird 1
Woodpigeon 1
Feral Pigeon 2
Jackdaw 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts.
Water

Butterflies
15/8/2016 - 7 Small White & 12 Large White
16/8/2016 - 1 Small White & 8 Large White
17/8/2016 - 3 Small White & 9 Large White
18/8/2016 - 2 Small White & 4 Large White

Other Insects
Red-tailed Bumblebee
White-tailed Bumblebee
Common Carder Bee

Amphibians
Common Frog

Mammals
Wood Mouse


Week Starting - 21st August 2016
House Sparrow 4
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 3
Great Tit 2
Greenfinch 1
Goldfinch 5
Chaffinch 2
Blackbird 1
Starling 8
Woodpigeon 1
Feral Pigeon 3
Jackdaw 2
Robin 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed and Peanuts.
Water

Butterflies
23/8/2016 - 9 Small White, 1 Peacock & 7 Large White
24/8/2016 - 3 Small White & 1 Large White

Amphibians
Common Frog