Sunday, 16 July 2017

Local Catch up

Well what can i say, its been and awful few weeks birding on the patch made worse by the car dying preventing us from leaving the village except by foot. So we have taken the opportunity to do some local birding Corton and Lowestoft. Like i say its been terrible though with very little seen although time of the year would explain the lack of birds.
Med Gulls have been the main birds on the agenda with plenty of  Adults both from the COSW and Corton Beach.






Warbler wise and Young birds are plentyful on the patch, Lsr Whitethroats, Chiffys, Bullfinch, and Tree creeper.
Out on the Sea Common Scoter numbers are increasing, 100+ on some days. Common Commic and Sandwich Terns seen when time spent seawatching.
The moths have kept my spirits up luckily and june and july have been a great couple of months but i wont bore you with the details. Unless you want to see some pics on my flicker site, https://www.flickr.com/photos/75114240@N00/
Thats it for now, hopefully a new car arrives next week and i can actually leave the area, it feels like an age, how reliant we are on a car to explore further a field and ive missed some of my Favorite haunts and some good birds too.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

White Winged Black Tern

Nothing of note on the patch other than a Hobby and a couple of Common Scoter. Oh and this poor dead Pipistrelle




So headed for Winterton Beach late afternoon, to see a stunningly good looking adult White Winged Black Tern. The mass of Little Terns weren't bad either.








Little Terns













Sunday, 4 June 2017

Strumpshaw

Had the Day at Strumpshaw hoping for Swallowtail, ont the way round to the old vicars garden we had Cuckoo, Bittern Scarce chaser, black tailed Skimmer, Norfolk Hawkers Common Lizard and a few Orchids.








Hobby made a brief appearance but birding was slow. Luckily once round at the old Vicars garden it was great to watch at least 4 Swallowtail Butterflies, Brimstone and a flypast Barn Owl.
A nice warm trip around this fabulous reserve.







Saturday, 3 June 2017

Moths May 2017

Its been an Amazing month moth wise. Lists below. ill let you all work out the species  :-)
Garden only VC25 Corton





















Moths Date
Shuttle Shaped Dart 07.05.2017
Hebrew Character


Shuttle Shaped Dart 08.05.2017
Hebrew Character
Light Brown Apple


Chocolate Tip 09.05.2017
Hebrew Character
Least Black Arches


Early Grey 10.05.2017
Shuttle Shaped Drt
Clouded Drab
Hebrew Character
Least Black Arches


Flame shoulder 11.02.2017
Shuttle Shaped Dart
Hebrew Character
Light Brown Apple LBAM
Common Pug
Bright line Brown Eye
Yellow Barred Brindle
Early Grey
seraphim
Clouded Drab


Yellow Barred Brindle 12.05.2017
Brimstone
Light Brown Apple
Early Grey
Shuttle Shaped Dart
Hebrew Character
White Point
Least Black Arches
Frosted Green
Common Plume



13.05.2017
Heart and Dart
Double Striped Pug
Shuttle Shaped Dart
Brimstone
Light Brown Apple
Bee Moth
White shouldered House Moth
Waved Umber
Eyed Hawkmoth
Least Black Arches
Treble Lines
Bright Line Brown Eye
Yellow Barred Brindle
Common Marble Carpet.



14.05.2017
Brimstone
Double Striped Pug
Shutte Shaped dart
Least Black Arches
Light Brown Apple
Early Grey
Chocolate Tip
Campion
Hebrew Character


Red Twin Spot Carpet  15.0517
Brimstone
Bee Moth
SSD
Common Pug
Chocolate Tip
White shouldered House Moth
Double Striped Pug
Early Grey
Flame Shoulder
Heart and Dart


Waved Umber. 16.05.17
Marble Minor App NFM
White Ermine NFM
HnD 
20 Plume
White Point.
Parsnip Moth 
Brimstone
SSD
Garden Pebble. NFM
Common Marble Carpet
Bright Line Brown Eye
Flame shoulder
Lbam
Chocolate Tip
Silver Y
White Pinion spotted
V Pug
Common Pug
Double Striped Pug
WSHM


Notocelia cynosbatella. 17.05.17
Orange Footman
Treble Line.
HnD
 SSD
White Ermine
Bright Line Brown Eye
Silver Y
Lbam
Early Grey


SSD 18.05.17
HnD


Brimstone 19.05.17
BLBE
HC
Flame Shoulder
Treble Lines
Peppered Moth
LBAM
HnD
Garden Carpet
Scolloped Hazel
Common Plume
SSD


Dark Sword Grass 20.05.2017
Flame shoulder
Garden Carpet
Marble Minor Agg
Silver Y
Swallow Prominent
Toadflax Brocade
Vine Rustic
White Ermine
SSD
HnD
Turnip
BLBE
Treble Lines


Poplar Hawkmoth 21.05.2017
HnD
Common Wainscot
SSD
Garden Carpet
Treble Lines
White Ermine
Vine Rustic
Knotgrass
Waved Umber


Garden carpet  22.05.17
BLBE
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Flame Shoulder
Least Black arches
Lbam
Treble Lines
Bee Moth
Brimstone
Vine Rustic
Swallow prominent
Popular Hawkmoth


Sycamore 23.05.17
Vine Rustic 
White spotted Pug
Common pug
HnD
Willow Beauty
Ruby Tiger
SSD
Chinese Character
Flame Shoulder
Marble Minor Agg
Garden Pebble
Buff Tip
Brimstone
Early Grey
Rustic Shouldered Knot
Garden Carpet
Green Carpet
Treble Lines
Rivulet
Yellow Barred Brindle
Notocelia cynosbatella.
Grey Pine Carpet


Light Emerald  24.05.2017
Common Wainscoat
Green Carpet
Blood Vain
Cabbage
Common Marble Carpet
HnD
White Ermine
Puss Moth
Pepper Moth
Rustic Shouldered Knot
Knotgrass
Garden carpet
Early Grey
Spectacle
Flame Shoulder
BLBE
Vine Rustic
Matilella fusca?


Sycamore 25.05.2017
Treble Lines
Least Arches
HnD
Peppered Moth
Pale Tussock 
White Ermine
Early Grey.
SSD
LBAM
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Flame Shoulder
BLBE
Vine Rustic
Brimstone
Notocelia cynosbatella


SSD 26.05.2017
HnD
Common Carpet
Treble Lines
Flame Shoulder
Lbam
Vine Rustic
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Common Marble Carpet
Spectacle
Pale Tussock
Small China Mark.
Nutmeg
Notocelia cynosbatella


Poplar Hawkmoth 27.05.2017
Marble Minor
Green Carpet
Garden Carpet
Bee Moth
Flame Shoulder
Oak Hook-Tip
Yellow Barred Brindle.
Common Pug
Freyers Pug 
Green Pug
Seraphim
HnD
SSD
Brimstone
Vine Rustic
V Pug
Flame Waincot
Willow Beauty
Light Emerald
BLBE
Angle Shades
Common Marble Carpet
Rustic Shouldered Knot


Beautiful Hook-Tip 28.05.2017
Buff Ermine
White Ermine
Peppered Moth
Silver Y
SHC
Marble Minor Agg
HnD
Treble Lines
SSD
Common Pug
Vine Rustic
Common Marble Carpet
Lbam
Grey Pine Carpet
Small Dusty Wave


Seraphim 29.05.2017
Turnip
Pine Beauty
Brown Rustic
Vine Rustic
Treble Lines
HnD
Brimstone
SSD
Brown Silver Lines
Flame Shoulder
Pale Tussock
Beautiful Hook-tip
Oak Hook-tip
 Peppered Moth
Light Emerald
White Ermine
Common Pug
Cabbage
Lbam
Garden Marble Carpet


Peppered Moth 31.05.2017
Vine Rustic
Cabbage
Turnip
BLBE
HnD
Flame Shoulder
Garden Marble Carpet
Garden Carpet
Pine Carpet
White Spotted Pug
LBAM
Treble Lines
Buff Tip
Yellow Barred Brindle
Freyers Pug