Category Archives: Garden

Finally Brambling! 21st December.

Finally for this autumn/winter a Brambling has appeared on the feeders. They vary in numbers from year to year but this year they are late and only this one has been seen so far! Its been very mild though so … Continue reading

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31st August… Garden

First Great Spot in garden this autumn, never common here though. A Juv bird on the fat ball feeder. Maybe a juv male?

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Silver Y’s

Still very large numbers of Silver Y Moths in the garden at dusk, last night the buddliea was heaving with them as the sun set, I found the silhouettes of them against the light fascinating and evocative so tried to … Continue reading

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Holly Blue, Garden. 16th August 2013.

Second brood Holly Blue’s are now flying in the garden. Not many though, and it was very slow at first brood time here too. Hope its just a lower number year…..

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10th August 2013. First Whitethroat for 12+years….

…. In the garden! They used to breed in the hedges adjoining the garden when we were surrounded by farmland, but since the housing estate was constructed they have been very scarce! Nice to see this young bird, it was … Continue reading

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Butterflies 7th August 2013

Amazing number of butterflies in the garden 8+ Peacocks, 10+ Small White 3+ Speckled Woods etc, great to see after the last few dead years.

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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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