Monday, 31 October 2022
Saturday, 29 October 2022
Friday, 28 October 2022
Woodpigeons got properly going this morning. I'm used to seeing them on colder, clearer mornings, so they took me a little by surprise. Small numbers of Stock Doves snuck through with them.
This White-speck was only my second garden record. It's a really smart moth. Other immigrant species last night included 2 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Turnip, 1 Olive-tree Pearl Palpita vitrealis, 1 Silver Y, 2 Rush Veneer and 40+ Rusty Dot Pearl. Also 9 Box-tree Moths and a late Brimstone amongst the other bits and pieces.
Thursday, 27 October 2022
Monday, 24 October 2022
Cirl Bunting. Easy to keep track of as it never stopped calling.
Stonechats - thirteen recorded on Orcombe this morning.
Delicate. Other immigrant species trapped last night included a Silver Y and 4 Rush Veneers.
Saturday, 22 October 2022
This lone Fieldfare was in the Bristol Schools field. Another flock of c30 birds was over the top fields.
Yellow-browed Warbler - Maer Valley - another dreadful photo to add to my collection of 'dreadful Yellow-browed Warbler shots'. It was unbelievably hard to see in its chosen sallow clump, never daring to feed anywhere near the edge, but remaining deep in cover, in near darkness, giving itself away by occasional excitable bouts of calling.
Friday, 21 October 2022
Thursday, 20 October 2022
This rosy-flushed Vestal was disturbed from long grass, along with loads of Rush Veneers and a couple Silver Ys. Other signs of immigration included at least 3 Clouded Yellows and a number of Red Admirals.
The Dartford Warbler is still shadowing Stonechats around the turnip field.
One of several Rush Veneers kicked up from the grass on Orcombe.