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Moths 5th December 2017

Had the moth trap out which was the first time in an age it seems due to the weather what with the cold and rain. Only managed 3 moths, 2 Light brown apple moths and this December moth so very disappointing considering the temperature was rising through the night to a barmy 8 degrees šŸ™‚

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Testwood Lakes 4th Dec 2017

Had a trip out to Testwood lakes and managed to get a glimpse of a Bittern a first for me Its in the reed picture then cropped so you can see it. Here is a selection of photos from the trip, quite a few I know but pleased with the way I am progressing with in flight shots. Pochard, Great White egret, Grey Heron, Goosander, Mute swan, Little egret and Canada geese.

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A few days worth

 

Had a few trips out first looking for Purple Hairstreak ovum 2 of us found none in two and a half hours which was a disappointment as we found a few in 40 minutes last year. Also popped back to Farlington Marsh for the owls but Bearded tits showed well. Here is a selection of pics over the days.

First group: Grey Squirrel, Great Crested grebe, Stonechat, Black-tailed godwit & Reed bunting

 

 

 

A selection of Bearded Tits

 

Blashford Lakes 29th Nov 2017

Had few hours out at Blashford lakes in the hope of seeing the Kingfishers again but no joy from Goosander hide so popped around to woodland hide for some woodland birds and managed a couple of nice pictures, missed the Redpoll but there is always next timeĀ . Here are a few species seen on the visit including a brown rat which was clearing up the seeds from the messy eaters (Birds)

Blue tit

Blue tit (2)

Blue tit (3)

Blue tit

Chaffinch

Chaffinch (2)

Chaffinch

Cormorant

Cormorant

Dunnock

Dunnock

Goldfinch

Goldfinch (2)

Goldfinch (3)

Goldfinch

Greenfinch

Greenfinch

Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Shoveler

Shoveler

Brown rat

Brown rat

 

Farlington Marshes 25th Nov 2017

Had a morning out at Farlington Marshes in the hope of seeing the Short-eared Owls again but unfortunately they had not been seen for a few days probably due to the very windy and wet weather mid week and it probably made them change location hopefully only temporarily. Non the less still did manage a few pictures regardless of the cold conditions and increasing wind. A firstĀ wasĀ the seals albeit a long way of but good to see.Ā  Kestrels were showing reasonably well but nearly always hovering with back towards us anytime we got close.

Little Egret

Little Egret

Little Egret 1

Lapwing

Lapwing

Seals

Seals

Heron

Heron

Kestrel

Kestral 3

Kestral 2

Kestral 1

Kestral

Pintail

Pintail