Sunday, July 18, 2010

Not Moths...

A few interesting things this morning. Out with JWR we checked a river not too far west of Alnwick and found 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Common Sandpipers and a pair of Little Ringed Plovers with at least 2 tiny chicks. 

Nearby this spot were plenty of butterflies - Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Small Skippers, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Viened White and this Small Copper -

Nearer home, a single Raven showed well mobbed by gulls and some juvenile warblers were flocking up around the village with several Whitethroats, Sedge Warblers, Chiffchaff and Blackcaps around the duck pond and up the lane.

Still, as its summer, moths are still at the forefront so these were new -

Left - Agonopteryx angelicella and right, Blastobasis adustella.

210 moths of 60 sp.


Ipin said...

Birds at last - people were starting to get worried about you!!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say "a moth free post" at first, but there they were at the end.
Great photos as usual Stewart.

Emma Anderson said...

That's alovely Little Ringed Plover picture, Stewart.

Warren Baker said...

oooh, you little liar, you said no moths :-)