Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Short-eared Owl - a decent photo at last

Two Short-eared Owls were on Beeley Moor again this evening, I first saw this dark breasted individual on Sunday but this is the first photo of it taken by James this evening...I think he was quite pleased.
Short-eared Owl

Moths at home

Reasonable night at home;
Dotted Border 2
March Moth 5
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 1
Satellite 3
Chestnut 5
Pale-brindled Beauty 1
Agonpterix heracliana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 1

Clough Wood - moths

Reasonable night at Clough last night with the temperature hovering around 11 Centigrade;
Chestnut 15
Pale-brindled Beauty 12
Dotted Border 8
Oak Beauty 1
Brindled Pug 1
March Moth 4
Satellite 4
Tortricodes alternella 50+
Oak Beauty

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Two Plumes

Added both Emmelina monodactyla and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla last night, both of which are Plume moths named for the strange wing shapes, plus 5 Dotted Border, 2 Pale-brindled Beauty, Chestnut and Common Quaker.
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Emmelina monodactyla

Early Moth

On 26th - First Early Moth of the year plus Pale-brindled Beauty, Dotted Border and March Moth.
Early Moth

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Spring is in the air - Common Quaker

Two Common Quaker recorded last night, just two days later than last year, single Dotted Border and Pale-brindled Beauty.
The two Short-eared Owls were both hunting on Beeley Moor this evening and the Great Grey Shrike showed on and off most of the day at Wragg's Quarry.
Common Quaker

Friday, 24 February 2012

Two new moths for the year

Given how mild it was, temperature around 10 Centigrade all night I was hoping for more but can't complain;
Pale-brindled Beauty 2
Dotted Border 2 males, one was of the dark form fuscata
Ypsolopha ustella 1

Dotted Border

Ypsolopha ustella

Ypsolopha ustella

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Some moths at last

It was positively balmy last night with a minimum temperature of 7 Centigrade, consequently I finally caught a few moths.
Satellite 2
Pale-brindled Beauty 3
Chestnut 3
March Moth 1
Agonopterix heracliana 1
Tortricodes alternella
Tortricodes alternella

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Little Owl - Bakewell

A second Little Owl encountered on the drive to work this morning.
Little Owl

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Short-eared Owl - Beeley Moor again

Great weather today and good views of Se Owl plus both Great Grey Shrikes and a Merlin.
Short-eared Owl

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Little Owl - Beeley Moor

Came across this rather distant Little Owl on the edge of the moor. James captured a reasonable photo though on the lichen covered barn.
Little Owl

Sunset over Winster

Just back from a week away but sounds like the weather has been poor here, not bad today but very changeable. There was a brief spell as the sun set that was quite impressive.
Sunset over Winster

Sunday, 5 February 2012

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