Sunday, 28 July 2013

Another day at a very warm YWT Potteric Carr

 Back at the reserve for another walk with nature.We spent another day searching for insects at YWT Potteric Carr.
We found 11 butterfly species, Speckled Wood, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Gatekeeper, Green Veined White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Peacock & Small Skipper.
We also found 9 moth species, Common White Wave, Dingy Footman, Brimstone, Shaded Broad Bar, Dark Arches, Dark Barred Twin Spot, Udea Lutealis, Brown China Mark & Silver Ground Carpet.
The bird species list was a bit low with just 13 species, Canada Geese, Blue Tit, Linnet, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Grey Heron, Coot, Reed Warbler, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull, Whitethroat & 2 Kingfishers.
Plenty of damsel & dragonflies on the wing with Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly, 4 Spot Chaser, Emerald Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle & Black Darter.
We also had a close enocunter with a female grey squirrel and a fleeting glance at a bank vole which ran over the trail in front of us.

Large White
 Small Tortoiseshell
 Udea Lutealis
 Emerald Damselfly
 Female Common Darter
 Grey Squirrel
 Speckled Wood
 Black Darter
 Common Blue Damselfly rescued from a spiders web so happy to pose on my finger for a few seconds.(Taken by Majella Fox)
Thanks for looking at my blog.:)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Potteric Carr Reserve

Here are some photos taken at one of our nearby reserves.YWT Potteric Carr near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.Its a fantastic place to spend the day especially on warm days searching for insects.
4 Spot Chaser
 Emerald Damselfly
 A group of common blue damselflies trying to mate
 Female Common Darter
 Rhabdormis striatellus
 Small Copper Butterfly
 Brimstone Butterfly
 Large Red Damselfly
Ringlet Butterfly

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Best moths of the week on my garden trap.

Here are some of my favourite moths that I had in our Skinner moth trap in the garden in North Lincolnshire.

Eyed Hawkmoth
 Red Barred Tortrix
 Probably the rarest moth I have had in the garden.
Small Ranunculus
 Buff Tip with its amazing camouflage.
 Pebble Hook Tip
 Barred Red
 Scallop Shell
 Toadflax Pug
 White Ermine
 Barred Yellow
 Garden Tiger

I still have a few more moths to ID from last night but this lot takes me up to 124 species in our garden so far this year.:)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Autumn Waxwings

Had to work today so not been out with the camera but did see a young fox run across the road in front of us at about 4.30pm this afternoon.
So I have decided to add a few waxwings photos from last Autumn to pass the time.
Hope you like them.

Hope to be out tomorrow on my day off so look out for some new photos.
Thanks for looking.