Mar 142021
Bits and Bobs from the past few days

A morning spent at Willington GP on 7th March, provided a few year ticks – Great Egret, 14 Curlew, 2 Water Rail, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and a Kingfisher. A Curlew flew over Staunton Harold Reservoir on 8th March, and a Chiffchaff was the first spring migrant of the year.  My March highlight so far at […]

Dec 282014
Local Stuff on a Winter's Morning

Sunday 28th December 2014. A stunning early winter’s morning at one of the local patches close to home. Bright and sunny with superb blue skies, gave some great photographic opportunities. This posting and the attached photographs are dedicated to my dear Auntie Bees, who peacefully passed away late this morning after a short but severe […]

54.003 BF0164 – Cistus Forester – Zygaenidae – Adscita geryon

54.003 BF0164 - Cistus Forester - Zygaenidae - Adscita geryon

Cistus Forester – Zygaenidae – Procridinae – Adscita geryon STATUS – A nationally scarce species but is local to fairly common on breeding areas in the Limestone Dales of Derbyshire, apart from the extreme north and northwest of the county. Normally recorded in ones or twos, never in numbers.  ID POINTERS – There are two species […]

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