Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Moths, Butterflies and Poo


Young Raft spiders on Whixall Moss.

Spotted flycatcher.

I've been seeing stoats but not water voles; I suspect they've changed their habits to become nocturnal. There are droppings and feeding about, though.

I went to a moth trapping session with Barry Probin and Stephen Barlow run by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. We caught a Coxcomb Prominent and - amazingly - a Pine Hawk moth!

On Prees Heath: the last few Silver Studded Blues and a Small Heath, camouflaged.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

The Amazing Hummingbird Hawk Moth!


Seen on the Stiperstones.

Saturday, 16 July 2022



Yellowhammers at Noneley.

Pied wagtail and a Large White at Venus Pool.

The voles have been nervous this week because of a stoat.

Owlet being ringed.

A mole ran out of nowhere and over my foot!

Meadow Browns and a heron.

A hare and a Gatekeeper.

Egrets with a purpose.
Small Copper and some Commas.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Marbled Whites, Lizards and Voles, of Course


Swimming mole!

Ringlet and marbled white butterflies.

Common lizards on Prees Heath.