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Sun 18th October 2009

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 5:30 PM

birds : Wasn't able to get out birding today as Rosie wasn't feeling too well so I spent the day at home. Throughout the day there were migrants passing over in small quantities, mainly Redwings, Chaffinches and alba Wagtails. A party of Long-tailed Tits visited at least twice and mid-afternoon a Marsh Harrier drifted purposefully East very high, so probably a migrant. People were out searching today but no rares were found.

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moths : With the cloudy and pretty still night, there was a decent catch in the garden last night. There were 18 Blair's Shoulder-knot which was a record count for the garden (by 14) and 5 Barred Red was also the most ever. A Rush Veneer and a Dark Sword-grass were the only migrants and I had another Brindled Green/Sombre Brocade entity to sort out. A few photos from the garden today . .

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Amblyptilia acanthadactyla - a plume moth

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Dark Sword-grass

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Red-line Quaker

 

 Barred Red

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Common Green Shieldbug

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nonsense : We lost our first football match of the season yesterday, 4-0 to the top team in the league. We played pretty well but they were clearly superior, skipping past our defence before we even noticed they were there. They have won the league for the last 'n' years and so will do again it seems, although we are still in second place. Most shocking was the blatent dive that their winger pulled on me along the touchline, winning them a free kick - I didn't even slightly knock him over. I see it on MOTD regularly but not seen it on the park like that before. Perhaps he has learnt from these guys how to do it properly - click here to view funny diving video (slight swearing at very end).

Categories: 2009 Autumn