Thursday, September 24, 2009

Flexi-day...

The beauty of working flexi-time is that you can have a day off work for absolutely no reason whatsoever. So thats what I did today. I loitered around the house and village with Bunty for company and quite enjoyed doing nowt. I even found time to watch 'The Watchmen' on DVD this afternoon...

This morning we walked north to Cullernose and this afternoon, south to the Howick Hillfort. This morning two groups of Pinkfooted Geese flew S, 60 and 31, my first of the autumn. No doubt they will be a daily feature for the rest of the month.

A few smaller migrants made an appearance too - 2 House Martins and 4 Swallows were the only hirundines, sev Meadow Pipits S, 2 Spotted Flycatchers near the Teepee, 3 Wheatears, 3+ Chiffchaffs, 1+ Willow Warbler. 2 Golden Plovers flew W and 3 Buzzards were on show most of the day.

On the insect front, a poor show at the moth trap but 2 Angle Shades were nice and a garden first. A few butterflies still about with 3 Red Admirals and 1 each of Painted Lady and Peacock.

It looks cloudy and mild outside now, I'll go and set the rtap up and hope for a bit more activity...




Above - Wheatear.



Above - Angle Shades.

4 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Hi Stewart,
Good luck with the moffs tonight.

Seems to be Wheatears everywhere today!

Alan Tilmouth said...

We had a belting Peregrine two fields north of you this afternoon plucking something whilst surrounded by crows.

Dean said...

Nice pics, Stewart.
"Flexi-time", i have too much of that at the moment.

oldcrow61 said...

Great picture of the moth.