Monday, 31 August 2009

A Heron on viagra



4 from the weekend

Spotted Fly

Bar-tailed Godwit



Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The show goes on

For the 5th. night on the trot, a decent moth turned up in the trap, this time a Sallow, which is only the 3rd. record for Flamborough.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Furthermore ---

Interesting species continue to turn up in the trap - the 1st. Feathered Gothic for Flamborough last night plus this little beauty, the 1st. Vapourer of the year. (mike)

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Yet another goody !

Red Underwing

Bulrush Wainscot (less than 5 records for Flamborredshank

Hot on the heels of the Twin-spotted Wainscot and Bordered Straw, the trap yielded a Bulrush Wainscot this morning - thats 3 goodies on 3 consecutive nights and the weather looks good for tonight. Ian caught the 1st. Red Underwing of the year, and the Redshank was at Buckton Pond. (mike).

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Interesting Moths

Feathered Gothic
Twin-spotted Wainscot
Pebble Prominent

The Feathered Gothic was caught at Tony's, the Twin-spotted Wainscot is the 2nd. for Flamborough and was caught at Constable Rd. with the Pebble Prominent. Numbers are starting to decline though the species are becoming more interesting. (mike)

Friday, 21 August 2009

3 moths, 2 dragons and 1 damsel.

Southern Hawker

Common Goldenring

Common Emerald Damselfly (C0mmon Spreadwing)

Mother of Pearl (a large micro)

Common Marbled Carpet (orange variant)

Bordered Straw (only one of these was caught in Yorkshire last year)

The moths are from my trap, the dragons and the damsel are from a little boggy pond in Cropton Forest.


Monday, 17 August 2009

Cor blimey.

  With the boat headed full steam back to boston from Stelwagen Bank off the cape, this freshly moulted Cory's Shearwater allowed me to snap 85 times as it flew parallel to us. Most were blurred, wings chopped off etc. as a moving boat is less than ideal, but a good camera and a large memory card trumps all.

Along  with the unphotographable Wilson's Petrels, there were several other good birding moments on our latest pelagic trip on Monday the 10th, including 2 Red-necked Phalarope.
Whale pics to follow...

A few birds from Gooseberry Island, Horseneck Beach, Mass.


   Sorry for the lack of Id. on all of these, no time to spare right now. 


A few backyard moths