Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Merveille du Jour

More green moths including the extremely attractive Merveille du Jour, a very welcome first for the garden. Both form of the less green and more common Green-brindled Crecent.

Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina)

Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae), f. capucina

Typical and capucina forms together

Nikon Coolpix 995

Sunday, October 16, 2005

More Fungi

I must get better at identifying these. The first is a Waxcap (Hygrocybe sp.). Any help appreciated.

Nikon Coolpix 995

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Yellow-browed Warbler in Peterborough

Another failed attempt to find a local Yellow-browed Warbler at Taholt GP this morning was soon forgotten when a call from a local birder had a few of us enjoying one in a Werrington garden! Thanks Leon and Margaret for opening up your garden.

No-one managed pictures of the ellusive warbler so here's a Kingfisher from Tanholt.

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Digiscoped with Nikon Coolpix 995 and Leica APO77 with 20x eyepiece.

Sunday, October 09, 2005


A rare day hunting for migrant birds in north Norfolk was quite poductive, especially for Yellow-browed Warblers. Not sure what the fungus is - found at Holme Dunes.

Waxcap sp. (Hygrocybe sp.)

Nikon CP995

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Going Green

Two examples of the typical form of Green-brindled Crescent here plus a few other typical autumn offerings.

Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae)

Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota)

Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)

Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis)

Nikon CP995

Friday, October 07, 2005