Sunday, 12 July 2009

I’ve been out and about with the Abbot & Derek again today, covering quite a large area. The weather was perfect (which I did not expect after yesterday). We saw lots of Butterflies (most of which were ID’d by Derek of course, but I am learning – albeit slowly). Saw Mediterranean Gulls in 1st Summer, 2nd Summer, Adult and Juvenile plumage. Whether or not I remember all this if and when they turn up at Par is another matter! :- )

Best not to click on the images to enlarge them today as you may damage your eye sight!!!


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My day list of birds (including the morning garden count):

1. Cormorant
2. Shag
3. Little Egret (lots)
4. Grey Heron (lots)
5. Mute Swan
6. Canada Goose
7. Shelduck
8. Mallard
9. Buzzard
10. Sparrowhawk
11. Kestrel
12. Red Legged Partridge (life tick for the Abbot)
13. Moorhen
14. Oystercatcher
15. Black Tailed Godwit
16. Curlew
17. Whimbrel
18. Black Headed Gull
19. Mediterranean Gull (first seen this year)
20. Herring Gull
31. Lesser Black Backed Gull
22. Great Black Backed Gull
23. Sandwich Tern
24. Woodpigeon
25. Collared Dove
26. Swift
27. Swallow
28. Skylark
30. House Martin
31. Pied Wagtail
32. Wren
33. Dunnock
34. Robin
35. Song Thrush
36. Blackbird
37. Blackcap (heard)
38. Whitethroat (seen by Derek in the hedgerow, but I missed it!)
39. Chiffchaff
40. Great Tit
41. Blue Tit
42. Coal Tit
43. Long Tailed Tit
44. Magpie
45. Jackdaw
46. Rook
47. Carrion Crow
48. Starling
49. House Sparrow
50. Chaffinch
51. Goldfinch
52. Greenfinch
53. Linnet
54. Bullfinch (heard)
55. Corn Bunting

My day list of Butterflies/Moths:-

1. Large White
2. Wall
3. Gatekeeper
4. Meadow Brown
5. Green Veined White
6. Red Admiral
7. Painted Lady
8. Comma
9. Ringlet
10. Speckled Wood
11. Skipper
12. Six Spot Burnett

3 comments:

  1. Angie,lovely Butterflies.
    Great sellection,brill job.
    John.

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  2. Looks like a Med Gull there, well done.
    Sam

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