Thursday, 12 May 2011

Barton Pits & Waters Edge

With not much happening I decided to have a look around the local pits to see if the Garganey or Long-tailed duck were still knocking about but no luck.
With only a Common Sandpiper and a Cetti's Warbler of note at Waters Edge
and nothing on Barton pits it was a quick walk round.
Other birds included
Lesser & Common Whitethroat
Common Tern
Garden,Sedge,Reed & Willow Warbler

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Moths 10-5-11

Just a few moths caught lastnight
Buff Ermine 2
Pale Tussock 1
Common Pug 4
Lime speck Pug 1
Mottled Pug 2
Flame Carpet 1
Silver Ground Carpet 1
Rustic shoulder-knot 2
Thistle Ermine 1
Lozotaenia Forestana 1
Mottled Pug

Pale Tussock (Female)

Buff Ermine

Lime speck pug

Flame Carpet

Silver ground carpet

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Thistle Ermine

Lozotaenia Forestana

Monday, 9 May 2011

Far Ings 9-5-11

Having got up early to empty the moth trap out we decided on a walk up to Far Ings seems we haven't been there for a while,all was quiet and not much about so i concentrated more on the Butterflies and Dragonflies
but not many of them about either with a few Blue-tailed & Common Blue Damselflies.
Butterflies included a few Green-veined white,Orange tip,Speckled Wood,Peacock,Small Tortoiseshell  & a single Holly Blue.
Birds included
Common Tern
Marsh Harrier
Bearded Tit
being the only birds of note

My moth trap contained 14 moths of 6 Species
Scalloped Hazel 2
Common Pug 7
SS Dart 1
Bee Moth 1
Garden Carpet 1
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 2

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Collared Pratincole mini twitch 7-5-11

With the Collared Pratincole being reported at Rosper road pools near Immingham i set off for a 12 mile trip on my bike which took just over a hour with a couple wrong turns i finally arrived at the pools.
I got talking to some other birders that hadn't seen it but was saying that it was seen upto 12.40.
So we sat it out for a few hours in the late afternoon with the light going at around 6 we gave up and decided it wasn't going to show oh well next time so i set off for the 12 mile trip back.
Birds included
Lesser & Common Whitethroat
Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Hammer
Long-tail,Blue & Great Tit
Gold & Greenfinch
Little Grebe
Tufted Duck

On my return home and getting more info the person only reported this bird 4 minutes after it had gone
Seems he had been watching it all morning and he says suppression is a dirty word  thanks  cost me a lifer and a wasted 24 mile bike ride round trip.