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 :-)


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

  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!