Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Spotted Redshanks

21 August.2 Spotted Redshanks that spent 5 minutes feeding and preening in front of the hide at Redwell,with a supporting cast that included a feeding group of 6 Snipe, both common and Green Sandpipers, and a Barn Owl looking on from a post in the hedge. Ray roche

Some very Hungry Caterpillars now doing well at the Obs.

The Bedstraw Hawkmoth pictured in the previous post not only managed to get itself caught in the Moth Trap more than once, but also produced Eggs. These survived the transition to the Caterpillar stage, and these tiny eggs have gone on to produce equally small but now rapidly growing caterpillars !! Watch this space for the NOA'S very own version of Autumn watch - but without the traditional webcam peering into the nest.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Bedstraw Hawkmoth 31 July

A scarce migrant moth trapped the previous night and feeding upon the buddleia before flying off. Photos courtesy of Ian Simmons

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Swallows nesting successfully in the Richardson Hide

Photos kindly supplied by Ian Simmons. Cute!