Sunday, 4 October 2015

Birds, butterflies and moths

It has been hard going for the last few days under the blazing sun. On St Agnes there have been a few highlights with a couple of Firecrest, Jack Snipe, Merlin, Raven and Little Egret. The star was the rare Schmidtii form of Small Copper.

Small Copper form Schmidtii
Worn Common Blue
Small Copper
Little Egret
Yesterday was a trip over to St Mary's where there was a distant Pectoral Sandpiper at Porth Hellick, Green Sandpiper and Jack Snipe at Lower Moors and a superb Red-throated Diver at Porthcressa.

Green Sandpiper
Red-throated Diver

We were lucky to catch a Convovulus Hawk-moth in the trap in the garden last, which has been well twitched today.

Convovulus Hawk-moth
The weather is changing, so hopefully new birds on the way.

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