Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A Mixed Bag

Today started well,as on the morning dogwalk, I spotted a female Redstart in the hedgerow a few hundred yards from home.

This afternoon, this Brimstone showed how effective it's camouflage can be. This monster moth I think is a Red Underwing

After work I popped down to Ravenstone Sewage Works. Lots of Warblers around especially Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. I've been practising my 'pishing' technique lately, and it seemed to work tonight with as many as 5 inquisitive phylloscops coming to check me out.
Willow Warbler
There were 2 Grey Wagtails at the works, along with 4 Linnets and a couple of Stock Doves.
Walking back up the track I found a juvenile Wheatear that I must have walked past on the way down. I took a record shot of it - you'll need to click on the picture to see it.


  1. Nice find with the Redstart Rob.
    The Wheatear's pretty well camouflaged too lol
    Good find though.

  2. Hi Rob,
    Yes it's a Red Underwing moth, nearly trip over one in Near Hide at Linford - massive aren't they!