Thursday, 22 August 2013

Ladies Out In Time For Autumn

As we head towards September and an exciting time of the year for wildlife as new species migrate through the country I got to find 2 of my first ladies of the year(no offence to any females I have met up to now;))

Yesterday in the moth trap was this Old Lady Moth.
A few hours later during a trip into town I noticed this Painted Lady butterfly on Buddleia at Scunthorpe bus station.My first of the year.Apologies for the photo quality but it was taken with the phone as I didn't expect to need my camera walking from the carpark to the Post Office.
Late afternoon/teatime was spent as RSPB Blacktoft Sands in hope of seeing a Montague Harier that has been frequenting the reserve over the last week or so.
Unfortunately no sign of the Monty but other birds of prey were spotted, 3 marsh harriers, a sparrowhawk & a hobby all spooking the waders on the lagoon at the Singleton hide.

Waders at the reserve included 19 little egrets, 1 water rail, 2 garganey, green sandpiper, 4 greenshanks, 20+ snipe, 20+ black-tailed godwits,2 grey herons,a few spotted redshank and 1 dunlin.

Some of the little egrets and black-tailed godwits on the lagoon.
The waders keeping a watchful eye at the sky as a marsh harrier flys past.
The waders are spooked by a passing hobby which was too quick for my camera.
More little egrets.
2 Red Underwing moths found on the door frame on the toilet block.
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