Saturday, 12 August 2017

Insects on show


It's that time of the year again when the WeBS autumn count season begins and a slog around Ditchford Gravel Pits didn't produce much in the way of birds. A few waders were present in the shape of three Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover and four Oystercatchers.

The Watersport Pit hosted fourteen Egyptian Geese and other birds included a handful of Cetti's Warblers, three Water Rails in habitat suitable for breeding and at least five Kingfishers.

Two adult male Redstarts remain at Borough Hill Country Park (Daventry), both in the hedgeline near to the car park still.

Please note that ringing operations are taking place at Harrington Airfield tomorrow and access is not permitted to the bunkers and old airstrip during this process. The concrete tracks and footpaths remain open.


Neil M

Speckled Wood butterfly

Head shot of a metallic male
Banded Demoiselle.

Male Common Darter.

Head shot of a Brown
Hawker dragonfly.

No birds to photograph today, so
insects shots from Ditchford GP instead.

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