Friday, February 20, 2009

Lifer....

Taking a Tip from Dean at Mostly Macro found me checking out our local Spar shop this morning where Jane had noticed 'some moths' on the wall. There were 4 Pale Brindled Beauty easily seen roosting on painted pebble dashing. A first for me, probably because I have never looked for insects this early before. These moths are on the wing during the first quarter of the year only...



Above - Pale Brindled Beauty.

As it was a nice calm day, I had an early lunch at work and popped to Blyth to see if the Iceland Gulls were around. They were, and I was pleased to see not two, that are regularly reported, but three juveniles all visible from one spot, perched along the harbour staithes. Nice birds these and quite obliging...







Above - This Great Black Backed Gull dwarfed its northern relatives. An impressive beast...



Above - In the early spring sunshine these Eiders were defensive of the female with them..

A good day then, out of nothing...

2 comments:

Dean said...

Pleased to have been of help, Stewart. Never see one that Grey before.

Like the Icelands. Wish i had the opportunity to see them at close range.

Stewart said...

Hi Dean, the white background makes it look greyer than it was, it was more grey/green. I'll keep checking the new lights at the shop.

Those Icelands gave me the best views I've had of this species, fantastic.