Sat 19th September 2009

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 4:45 AM

birds : I worked out what the mystery road kill was - a female or a juvenile Peacock! It makes sense as there are Peacocks in this area calling at all hours of the night. In the last couple of days there has been a few migrant species arriving - with plenty of Wheatears and my first Grey Wagtail of the autumn - but nothing rare to see.

moths : It was very good for the wind to die down for National Moth Weekend and it was very good for a Heath Rustic to appear in the trap. Only my second new garden macro of the year and quite a rarity on the island with only 5 previous records and none for 8 years. Also of interest were Acleris sparsana and two Eudonia pallida. I was very impressed that this Garden Spider managed to take down a Red Underwing and spin it up - at least I hope it was Red Underwing and not a Clifden Nonpareil!



Heath Rustic                                                                                    rock-hard spider


nonsense : We had our first League match in Division 1 today and we were well pleased with a 1-1 draw against the team who finished second last season. I think we rode our luck a bit but deserved not to lose. I was pleased with my play but its going to be difficult to get forward very often this year. And Leeds now sit atop League 1 with a 4-1 demolition of Gillingham. I notice a film called 'Birdwatchers' is out at the cinema this week  but will not be as awesome as the film below (click on the picture).


Categories: 2009 Autumn