Thursday, 16 July 2015

Pitsford birds and insects


Yesterday evening (Wednesday 15th) and a scan from the dam at Pitsford Reservoir produced just a solitary adult Yellow-legged Gull.

This afternoon (Thursday 16th), and active insects in the Scaldwell Meadow at Pitsford Res near to the Maytrees Hide included still several Marbled White butterflies, which seem to be becoming more common in the county in recent years. Birds on show included a Common Sandpiper in the Scaldwell Bay and the eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard still on show in the mouth of the Walgrave Bay.

Moths caught at Pitsford during the last couple of days include Garden Tiger, Scarlet Tiger (once a very scarce moth but with several local records this year) and the scarce migrant Small Mottled Willow.


Neil M

An unusual image of interaction between a Lapwing
and Mute Swans! Taken by Jacob Spinks two days ago
at Pitsford Res.

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