The WWA have a brand new all-singing and dancing website which incorporates a blog, so from now on that will take over from this sightings blog
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Posted by steve at 19:20
the pair of little grebes are back, I assume it's the same two.
Here's one of them, they are staying close together compared to previous seasons.
there were about 10 collared doves on the feeder today, nothing else got near while they mobbed the perches.
one of the four ring-necked parakeets seen today, if this lot get a hold in the area, things may never be the same!
Friday, 17 September 2010
Managed to have a quick whizz through my recording from last night: on the walk down to the bridge on the reserve I’ve a recording of a Noctule, then the Daubentons (at least 4) from the bridge, which we also saw. (Also at the Sopwell Nunnery site there was a Serotine, and quite a few recordings of Common pipistrelles and Soprano Pipistrelles throughout the walk).
An amazing evening, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a real treat to have heard and seen the daubentons on the lake. I have attached a picture of a Daubenton's bat which I took in August of this year
Thursday, 9 September 2010
It struck me this year in my weekly monitoring of butterflies that I didn't see more than an occasional butterfly at a time on buddleia (known as the ‘butterfly bush’) whereas last year I saw on at least 3 occasions more than 10 (comma, peacock, painted ladies, red admiral). It’s all been a bit disappointing this year apart from a flurry of gatekeepers and not on buddleia. Has anyone had a different experience with buddleias this year?