Monday, 28 July 2014

Recent news

Two good birds arrived recently to liven up the birding doldrums with a second summer Night Heron at Seeswood Pool, Nuneaton which was my second county record while even better was the summer plumage Pacific Golden Plover which graced Jubilee Wetlands, Drayton Bassett Pits, Staffordshire just a couple of hundred yards from the Warwickshire border so a welcome addition to my West Midlands list. Will be back if it decides to cross the border. Back to plodding the pond this morning with the same old same old still present with 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Little Egret, 6 Common Tern and 2 Yellow Wagtail but a chance to play catch up with Paul and Bob was welcome. A walk around Ryton Woods in cloudier conditions than our last visit meant we only had 12 Purple Hairstreak, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary and a brief glimpse of a Purple Emperor fluttering across the canopy. Only moth noted was a Common White Wave but plenty of Brown Hawkers, Common Darter and a couple of Southern Hawkers. Recent additions to our moth lists included a Large Tabby for me and Least Carpet for Dave. News from Cym of a Red Kite over the Millholm Parc this afternoon.
Night Heron Seeswood Pools by Bob Haze;;

Least Carpet by Bob Hazell

Large Tabby by Bob Hazell

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