Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Trying to catch up!

Sunday late afternoon was spent walking around Branton Ponds.  There was a good selection of duck and a large flock of greylag geese.  There was an amazing flock of 450+ lapwing, 9+ little grebes and at least 7 goldeneye.  There was a good selection of warblers especailly close views of garden warblers and blackcaps feeding on raspberries and brambles.

A merlin was sitting on a fence post north of Mindrum on Monday night.

There was a good selection of autumn butterflies on the River Aln at Lesbury.  These included red admiral (2), painted lady (1), wall brown (3), green-veined white (many) and small tortoiseshell (5+).

I will try to add a few more species over the next week or so.  Forgot to mention a juvenile cuckoo at Biddlestone on Friday and 2 pairs of whinchats with a fledged broods in College Valley on Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi George, yes the dragon is a male Ruddy Darter taken at Ashington...pity it wasnt all in focus!