Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Coming to the End of the Summer

 Flame-shouldered moth

 Brimstone moth

  Poplar Hawk moth

 Angle Shades

 Poplar Hawk's face

 Small water vole latrine

 Edgeley Road vole

 Blood Vein moth

 Centre-barred Sallow

 Old Lady

 Green Carpet

Friday, 26 August 2016

Tiny Signs

Fewer and fewer sightings, but the little pile of droppings tells me the voles are still there.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Getting Shyer

This isn't him, but I'm still seeing the vole with the white spot on its head.

 Magpie moth

 September Thorn (I think)

 Gold Spot

 Lesser Swallow Prominent

Common Red Darters (female is yellow)

 Migrant Hawker (I think)

Speckled Wood

   Sightings are getting harder to come by now as populations disperse.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Postcard from the Isle of Wight

Red squirrel at Alverstone

 Common Blues (above and below)

  Chalk Hill Blue - a first for me!

Small Copper

Painted Lady


 I think these are Wall Lizards

  Common Shrew which came into the farm shop and had a nosey round.

I can really recommend the Isle of Wight if you love wildlife. Lots of quiet, well-maintained public footpaths where you can go walking and taking photos - and of course no mink or grey squirrels which means that vulnerable species can thrive!