Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Saturday 26 June 2010

26th June 2010

Ambylptilia Acanthadactyla


Iron Prominent

Decided to do a last minute moth trap in the garden late last night with it being so warm,with several new species for the year with 3 Willow Beauty,several Riband Wave,1 Iron Prominent,1 Bright-line Brown-eye,1 Sycamore,2 Dark Arches,1 Clouded Border & 1 Amblyptilia Acanthadactyla amongst the highlights out of about 50 moths of about 30+ species

25th June 2010

With some cracking images of the Welney Bluethroat on the web this week i decided to head down,a few people already on site & no sign of the bird,i gave it till late afternoon but with no luck so had to content myself with the Reed Warblers

Sunday 13 June 2010

Marmora's Warbler (3rd time lucky) 13th June 2010

Call me obsessive but i'm not one to give up easily on getting a photo so i found myself back at Blorenge,Gwent for the 1st summer male Marmora's Warbler this morning & 3rd time lucky it certainly was,a crackin bird some good company but spoilt by the crowd who insisted in trampling the moor & ignoring the signs to stick to the road which 99% of the photographers did & were well rewarded,other birds on site at least 2 Whinchat,Stonechat,Tree & Meadow Pipit several Raven & at least 3 Cuckoo calling

Thursday 10 June 2010

Blorenge,Gwent 10th June 2010

With a day off work & the weather man saying just cloud for Abergavenny i thought i'd take the chance for the Marmora's Warbler again (What the weather man forgot to say is the cloud would be at ground level,well it was at Blorenge!!!) The bird showed really well & sung constantly from 7:30 am till 11:30 when i gave up on the fog clearing!! (Looks like i'll have to go back & make it 3rd time lucky) cpl of images below photoshopped to add a little colour

Monday 7 June 2010

Moth Trapping in the back garden June 6th 2010

Cabbage Moth

Large Nutmeg

Clouded-bordered Brindle


Buff Ermine

Lime Hawkmoth

Did another trap Sat night early hrs of Sun morning with another Lime Hawkmoth (only my 3rd ever in the garden)also caught 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle,1 Cabbage Moth,1 Large Nutmeg,1 Buff Ermine,3 Pale Tussock,1 Buff-tip & Common Marbled Carpet being the highlights along side about 15 other species

Saturday 5 June 2010

Marmora's Warbler 4th June 2010

Got a txt from Lee Johnson on the Thurs night askin if i'd be up for the run down to Blaenavon,Gwent for the Marmora's warbler (chance of a world lifer) so jumped at the chance!! met up with Lee & Tom Perrins in Solihull before taking the 2hr trip down,on arrival we were told that the bird had been showing well & within 1/2 hr we'd had some good views although why some people with scopes av to rush at the bird 'god knows' & they say photographers av a bad name! some good backup birds with 2 Wheatear,3+ Whinchat,Stonechat & Tree Pipit (Thanks to Tom for the driving)