Thursday, 19 May 2022

Moth night sat 21st

9pm arrivals for 9.30pm start, usual clothing for weather and a torch is all you need.

Any mild nights now and they are out in numbers.

Just for the record - tonight was the first time SWIFTS are over my house this year. They arrived today!

See whoever on sat.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Bird Sightings April 2022

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Teal, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Kingfishe, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Wheatear, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Tawny Owl. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw, Allan Wolfenden and Dave Sutcliffe for sharing their sightings.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Moth night sat 7th

 Arrivals from 9.00pm for a start time of 9.30pm should do it. Usual clothes for weather and a torch.

Two weeks ago on a cold breezy night we had :

1 x herald, 1 x flame carpet, 3 x common Quaker, 1 x powdered quaker, 1 x small quaker, and 1 x early tooth striped.

Not too bad for the weather that night.

See whoever then.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Moth night 23rd

 Same as last week, 8.30pm arrivals for a 9.00pm start. Usual ... clothes for weather and a torch. Looking like it may be a good night again.

See whoever then.

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Red Kite. Lunchtime today.Very high and drifting S/E



 

Moth night Sat 16th

 Yes we had one last week and there is another std one next week.

Its Easter, weathers looking good, so we are slipping one in this week for fun. Last time weather was good we had an eruption of early species, good chance of a similar night this time.

Arrivals from 8.30pm  for 9.00pm start.

If your doing nothing sat, get down and check the wildlife out, instead of watching naked attraction.

Clothing for weather and torch are all you need, net if you have one.

Last week was a bit brassic, little breezy and open sky with moon. We had 4 species last week:  aganopterix heracliana, hebrew character, clouded drab, and a totally battered pug, probably a brindled, but I'm not brave enough to call it.

See whoever then.

Friday, 8 April 2022

Bird Sightings March 2022

Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Raven, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw and Dave Sutcliffe for their contributions.

Moth night sat 9th

 Nearly forgot to post. 8.00pm arrivals for 8.30pm start. Clothing for weather and torch is all you need.

12 species last time on a near perfect night for it. Weather is a little uncertain this time.

See whoever then.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Moth night sat 26th

 7.00pm start this time, arrivals from 6.30pm. Hoping it stays mild until then and we should get some recently hatched specimens. Clothing for weather and torch is all you need.

Last time we had:

1 Common Quaker, 5 oak beauty, 7 aganopterix heracliana agg. And a red sword grass a new one for our list. Its picking up!

See whoever then.

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Moth night sat 12th

 6.30pm start, clothing and footwear for the weather, and torch for seeing.

Last time we had:

Aganopterix heracliana, satellite, and march moth.

See whoever then.

Friday, 4 March 2022

Bird Sightings February 2022

Mute Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tea, Goldeneye, Goosande, Pheasant sp, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Hero, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Lesser Redpoll, Goldfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, David Sutcliffe, Mike Henshaw and Will Griffin for their contributions.

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Moth night sat 26th

 Start time 6PM, usual warm clothes, good footwear and torch.


 I'm at a wedding that day, so Daniel will see whoever that evening. No it's not mine lol.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Moth night sat 12th

 5.30 to 6.00m start. Usual warm clothes, stout footwear, torch, and your in.

2weeks ago we had:

acleris hastiana, and aganopterix ciliella, a heracliana variant.

Psst, dont tell those who came to the zero nights lol. They wont believe us!

See whoever then.



Friday, 4 February 2022

Bird Sightings January 2022

Mute Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Pheasant sp, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Moorhe, Woodcock, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, Chaffinch, Redpoll, Goldfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw, Dan Buckle and Dave Sutcliffe for sharing their sightings.

  

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Thursday, 27 January 2022

Moth night sat 29th

 I think 5 to 5.30pm this time, stays lighter a little longer now. Usual warm clothing, stout footware and torch!!!!!! Up to you but I like to see where I'm going.

See whoever then - cause I'll have a torch!

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Moth night sat 15th

 Good footwear, warm clothing and TORCH. It can be useful seeing where you are going.

Start time 5.00pm, arrivals from 4.30pm. See whoever then.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

December 2021 Bird Sightings

Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Dunnock, Robin, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Wren, Great Tit, Coal, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Bullfinch. With thanks to Jeff Milne and David Sutcliffe for their sightings.

Thursday, 30 December 2021

Moth night sat 1st

 4.30 to 5.00pm start, clothing and footwear for weather, torch useful.

First session of a new year, see whoever then.