Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Mothing continues during this mild spell. This is a regular, if a little scarce, annual over-winterer.

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First trappings

Only the second Satellite for the garden and the first multiple catch of Pale Brindled Beauties (which appears to be having a good year everywhere).

The Satellite Eupsilia transversa

Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria

Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria

Canon Powershot A640

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Snow birds

With a lot going on so far this year I have hardly found time for wildlife. A terrible state of affairs, but the heavy snow provided some opportunities in the garden today. Blackbirds found the apples thrown out for them very quickly and it wasn't long before a bold Fieldfare joined them. His visits were far too brief for any photos but here are some others.

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Blackbird Turdus merula

Starling Sternus vulgaris