Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

4th June - 12th June 2016

Again with it being the height of the breeding season Donna & myself concentrated on looking for Butterflies & Dragonflies & the occasional mothing when weather allowed....The weekend of the 4th-5th we stayed fairly local with Stockton Cutting,Warks providing us with cracking views of White-legged Damselfly,Grizzled Skipper,Dingy Skipper,Small Blue,Brimstone,Green Hairstreak etc & a bonus Small Elephant Hawkmoth trapped by Adam Archer at Grendon which he kindly allowed us to go & photograph.....

Grizzled Skipper
White-legged Damselfly

Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Holly Blue

On the 11th June we took a chance on the weather & headed for Cramer Gutter hoping for Dragonflies but the weather turned as we got on site & apart from 2 Broad Bodied Chaser & a few Azure Damsels we had nothing,but just as we were heading off we found some Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary which gave fantastic views with the bonus of them being new for Donna.......

Monday, 30 May 2016

Moths 2016

A few of the Moths seen out & about or trapped in the garden over the last cpl of months..........

Pale Tussock
Pebble Hook-tip
Brown Silver-lines
Buff Ermine
Anania fuscalis

Common Heath
Muslin Moth
Pebble Prominent
Angle Shades
Waved Umber
Common Quaker
Hebrew Character
Twin-spotted Quaker

27th -30th May 2016

again stayed fairly local picking up another Butterfly tick in the form of Wood White (which iv'e always managed to miss thru work or weather) also had my 1st Warks Pearl Bordered Fritillary on the 27th & 28th at Ryton Woods. A sneaky trip into Cambridgeshire for the Great Reed Warbler at Paxton Pits which gave fantastic scope views & brought up Donna's 250th Species & my 1st since 2010.....

21st & 22nd May 2016

Spent the weekend doing Butterflies with Small Blue the target on Sat at Bishop's Itchington,Warks & Duke of Burgundy at Prestbury Hill,Gloucs (Which was a new Butterfly for both Donna & myself)

 Small Blue
 Duke of Burgundy

 Green Hairstreak

 Common Blue

Cistus Forester

14th & 15th May 2016

On the 14th Donna & myself headed over to Cannock Chase for a few of the last Summer migrants needed adding Spotted Flycatcher (2 birds) & Wood Warbler (4 birds) & a bonus Pied Flycatcher...

On the 15th we headed to Otmoor RSPB picking up Turtle Dove & at least 5 Hobby showing well along with good numbers of Sedge,Reed Warblers,Common & Lesser Whitethroat also picking up our 1st Damselflies of the Year with Lrg Red, Azure & Red-eyed .........

Large Red Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly(imm)