Thursday, 18 March 2010

Missing Migrants!

Sandwich Terns, Wheatears and Sand Martins have all been seen on patch today...but not by me! And that's not down to lack of trying....arrrggghhh!!!

Had a bit of a shocker tonight when I fired up the laptop. Just read how Robert Jutsum tripped over a white phased Gyr Falcon today on his patch at Saunton Sands, North Devon. Click HERE to see details of it....what a top find! It's one that's high on my 'want to find list' for sure.

Had the moth trap out again last night, and caught five moths again! They were: Early Thorn, Early Grey, two Common Quakers and this new one...

Oak Beauty - nice!

The Early Thorn was the first 'first generation' specimen I've ever caught - noticeably bigger than the insects I was catching last autumn.

I shall finish this short post with the promised picture of my handy work in the kitchen yesterday! Feast your eyes (not mouth - that was my job!) on this....

It tasted as good as it looks :-)

3 comments:

  1. Very nice capture,well done Steve.
    Must get our trap out soon.
    John.

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  2. Ben, are you 'yumming' at the Gyr story, Oak Beauty, or cheesecake!??? All three made me go 'Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!'

    John - thankyou very much. Yeah you must get the trap out cuz there are many beauties out there to be caught!

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