Thursday, March 25, 2010

Orange Underwing

Drove out to Easton Hornstocks at lunchtime where a flowering sallow was attracting a large number of bees flies and others, including many Orange Underwings and a Comma. They stayed very high in the tree.

Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Bank Vole Action

Bank Vole Myodes glareolus

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Thursday, March 18, 2010

First moths

Ran the 15W actinic in the back garden and confirmed the continued presence of Lead-coloured Drab.

Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella, 2
Oak Beauty Biston strataria, 1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta, 2
Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti, 1

Oak Beauty Biston strataria

Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti

Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta

Canon Powershot A640

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bank Vole

For the past week or two this little rodent has been performing in the daytime in full view of our kitchen window, occasionally joined by a second. Not easy to photograph but here is an attempt.

Bank Vole Myodes glareolus

Canon Powershot SX10

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grey Heron

This bird feeds around Goldie Bridge near the reserve at Ferry Meadows and can be quite confiding.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Canon Powershot A640

Friday, March 05, 2010


An outrageous bit of luck to glance up from my desk at work just as a Crane was flying past the window. There have been a single and a pair wandering around the area but I didn't expect to come across one while sitting at my desk.

This was a PBC area self-found tick - #210!