Friday, January 14, 2011

January Moths

Some mild conditions encouraged me to try a bit of winter mothing and three species resulted. Second Mottled Umber for the garden and first January records for Winter Moth and March Moth (previous earliest 11th Feb.).

Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria

March Moth Alsophila aescularia

Winter Moth Operophtera brumata

Canon Powershot A640

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nordic Jackdaw, Ferry Meadows

Feeding at lunchtime today near the visitor centre.

Jackdaw, Corvus monedula monedula

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77x20

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The worst Waxwing photo?

Cycled up to Werrington to see the flock of Waxwings here today and counted about 120. Photography was hampered by the fact that the birds were staying in the tops of the trees and I had left my camera on settings more suited to midday in the sahara than midwinter in Peterborough. Hence this rather ropey attempt.

Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77x20