Sep 022020
Moth Trap 1st - 2nd September

I ran a garden Moth Trap over night on 1st September. The results are as follows, in no particular order. Copper Underwing 3; Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing – female 1; Brimstone Moth 2; Willow Beauty 1; Large Yellow Underwing 16; Green Carpet 1; Common Marbled Carpet 4; Lesser Yellow Underwing 5; Flounced Rustic 3; Setaceous Hebrew […]

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Sep 012020
A Trip to Rutland Water

A leisurely walk today around the Egleton Reserve at Rutland Water was a welcoming change from my local patch. Just a few more birds to look at here!  Great White Egrets were everywhere and I must have had a minimum of 11 birds, along with a minimum of 20 Little Egret and a Spoonbill. A […]

 Posted by at 7:01 pm
Aug 302020
Autumn in the Air

A recent 3 day trip to North Norfolk produced 90 species and 9 year ticks. Sea birds were certainly on the move in some very windy conditions. A number of Bonxie and Arctic Skua were on the move along with a few Manx Shearwater and many, many terns. Several Little Tern were still around. A […]

 Posted by at 4:52 pm
Aug 222020
The "Lady" Graces the Skies of Derbyshire

I first saw the immature Lammergeier on 13th July 2020, when it was regularly roosting on Howden Edge at Crook Clough, frustratingly just over the Derbyshire border in Yorkshire. I never saw it fly during the 2 hours I was watching it and I also, more importantly, never saw it in Derbyshire. The bird became […]

 Posted by at 7:48 pm
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