Sep 112020
Moth Trap - 10th-11th September

I ran a garden moth trap overnight 10th September. The results are as follows in no particular order:- Palpita vitrealis (Olive-tree Pearl) 1 (5th county record); Vine’s Rustic 1; Centre-barred Sallow 1; Large Yellow Underwing 13; Lesser Yellow Underwing 16; Square-spot Rustic 1; Lunar Underwing 7; Willow Beauty 1; Garden Carpet 3; Mouse Moth 1; […]

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Sep 092020
Another Trip for the Lammergeier

As the Lammergeier has been fairly site faithful to a 5 square mile area of Crowden during the past couple of months or so, I decide to have another trip for it today. A stunning morning but alas she came off her roost early, being spoofed by a Peregrine apparently. I just managed to arrive […]

 Posted by at 7:27 pm
Sep 052020
A "Butcher Bird" in the Midlands

A stunning male Red-backed Shrike has been faithful to a site at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands for just over a week now. Red-backed Shrikes are very rare inland, so to have one within an hours drive of home was too good a chance to miss. I took the following photographs on 4th September […]

 Posted by at 8:52 pm
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 […]

 Posted by at 12:38 pm
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