Jul 072020
 
Moth Trap - 6th - 7th July 2020

I ran a moth trap in my garden overnight on the 6th July 2020 – results as follows in no particular order:- Common Footman 1; Brimstone Moth 2; Large Yellow Underwing 2; Uncertain 3; Heart & Dart 4; Common Rustic 1; Small Blood-vein 2; Rustic 3; Clay 1; Large Emerald 1; Spectacle 1; Silver Y […]

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Jul 012020
 
American Gull visits the Midlands

A first summer Laughing Gull, a rare visitor from North America, was discovered at Belvide Reservoir, in Staffordshire during the late afternoon of 28th June 2020 and was still present on the morning of 30th June 2020. I decided to make the trip and was watching the bird for 2 hours in the afternoon.  The […]

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Jun 292020
 
A Surprise Wader

I spent a few hours on 28th June at Willington Gravel Pits. A surprise sighting was three summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwits that circled the reserve and then headed off towards High Bridge Gravel Pits. A couple of Little Egrets briefly, a pair of Oystercatcher and a pair of Common Terns were feeding 2 small chicks. […]

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Jun 272020
 
Moth Trap - 25-26th June 2020

Garden Moth Trap results from overnight on 25th June 2020 – the best trap so far this year, resulting in three new species for the garden – Eyed Hawkmoth, Scarlet Tiger and Coronet. 44 species – c150moths. A number escaped during the processing of the trap, so species and count totals could have been better. […]

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