Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn is here

Mark's first ringing effort this year produced relatively few birds

This juvenile Blackbird ( a female) was plenty noisy

While this Willow warbler was content to sit quietly and be ringed

In the moth trap this last 2 morning there were plenty of moths, yesterday 166 of 24 species, today 148 of 22
This satisfactory view of an eggbox gives an idea, how many can you identify?

and again?
  Try a little closer with this one

Now here's a little wonder, this chap is a migrant, a Pale Mottled Willow, imagine - so small and a cross-channel flier, amazing

Looks like the Large Yellow Underwings are having a party!

A superb delicate little moth, a Light Emerald

And this Burnished Brass, beautiful colouring

and see what happens when the light changes a little, wonderful stuff

And finally, we caught one small Mackerel on Sunday, on Philip's rod after an hour's feathering, and the only fish I saw caught all afternoon

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