Monthly Archives: July 2013

Caspian Tern, Rudyard Lake, Staffs. 28th July 2013

We had not seen a Caspian Tern for ages and as this one is less than an hour away we decided to go… fine and sunny at home but when we reached Rudyard it was torrential rain… indeed we went … Continue reading

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Farnes again! 22nd July 2013.

Paul finally got time off to go for the Bridled Tern, this time though we had to go on the usual tourist trip around the islands, but happily Serenity Boat Tours allowed us longer on the island than they usually … Continue reading

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18th July. Rutland Water.

We had a survey to do this pm on a development site not that far from Rutland Water so we decided to pop in and see the Pacific Golden Plover as we had not seen one for years. It was … Continue reading

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Beeley Moor 14th July.

A trip up the moor in the late afternoon produced some good moths. We counted 30 Beautiful Yellow Underwings on umbellifer flowers long the track opposite Flash Lane (cannot remember what we call it!). Plus a couple of Small Argent … Continue reading

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12th July Carsington.

A quick visit produced the usual birds (including the minima Canada Goose) plus this cracking Black tailed Godwit of the islandica race on Horseshoe Island.

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Moth trap, opened 11th July.

77+ macro moths plus assorted micros. Riband Wave 6 Dark Arches 9 Heart and Dart 13 Uncertain/Rustic 4 Willow Beauty 5 Flame Shoulder 4 Flame 5 Fan foot 4 Common Pug 4 Marbled Beauty 4 Garden Carpet 5 Peppered Moth … Continue reading

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7th July. Somerset.

We had been promising ourselves a trip to see the Large Blues at Collard Hill in Somerset for a few years, today we finally made it! We picked the hottest day of the year so far and it was hell…. … Continue reading

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