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Tue 27th July 2010

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM

birds : There has been a pair of Herring Gulls displaying and calling on the chimney pot next door since early in the Spring. They have been very territorial and respond to Merlin barking at them. Yesterday, a juvenile bird appeared next to them and I am wondering if they have bred somewhere nearby.

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In Guernsey, the gull nests have always been restricted to the cliffs and offshore islands and I know of no pairs around here. In the last couple of years there has been one or two roof nesting pairs on the West coast and I shall have to keep an eye out next year and try and follow where they are going if they return.

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The juvenile Herring Gull - this was a hand-held through-the-bins shot, thus quite pleasing

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moths : As soon as we break up from school the winds turn to a chilly northerly vector, which is not ideal for the trap. So nothing of major interest but there's always some nice species to appreciate.

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July Highflyer

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Orache

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An Old Lady spent most of Saturday watching us through the lounge window - the police really must keep control of these elderly delinquents - chortle, chortle . . .

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The grey stripes on the back indicate that this is a Flesh Fly

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nonsense : Below is a photo of the little-known species of moth, the Guernsey Thorn Selenia sarniaensis.

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I don't usually like to mention music on here but my latest album purchase is worth listening to - an album of Bluegrass versions of Guns and Roses songs - splendid! (click the pic for a link) 

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