Monday, 23 July 2012

Mink - Mustela Vison




Date spotted:  23/07/2012
Location: Saltford Shallows
Observation: Mink - Heard splashing just changed to zoom lens and Mink  swam across river , originally thought it was stoat which I've never seen either, but Ispot confirmed Mink. Nice !  
Weather: Totally Blue 25.5c
Other Species: Kestrel, Buzzard, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Crow, Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon
Butterflies -Dragons
Ringlets, Meadow Brown, Marbled White, Small Skipper, Damselfly + 1 Migrant Hawker


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Comma Butterfly - Polygonia c-album


Date spotted: 17th July 2012 - 2PM
Location: Newton Park Lake - Zones 1,2 + 5
Observation: Nothing much in the way of wildlife around could be due to the sun or the wind. Some butterflies around aswell. 
Weather: Blue Sky, Sunny, Some Cloud + Wind 
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon, Pheasant, House Sparrow, Swift, House Martin, Crow, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Jackdaw, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Mute Swan + Cygnet, Barn Swallow, Coal Tit, Jay
Butterflies + Dragonflies: Five-Spot Burnet, Yellow-Winged Darter, Marbled White, Common Blue Damselfly, Small Skipper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Common Hawker, Comma
 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Skylark - Alauda Arvensis




Date spotted: 11th July 2012 - 1PM
Location: Seven Acre Woods - Zones 1,2 + 5
Observation: Quite a deserted walk as wind was strong. Walking along the lane there were a group of 3 or 4 Skylarks that kept taking off and landing again a few feet away, maybe young Skylarks as they weren't deterred by us standing and watching. Also seen the Willow Warbler in the exact same spot singing on top of telegraph pole.
Weather: Blue Sky, Sunny, Quite Windy + Some Cloud
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Treecreeper, Pheasant, Buzzard, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Skylark, Crow, Magpie, Jackdaw, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler.
 


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Common Green Lacewing - Chrysoperla carnea


Date spotted: 10/7/2012 - 1PM
Location: Zone 1+5
Observation:  Common Green Lacewing
(But on 5/7/2012, spotted a Willow Warbler on 'Dog Track' in Zone 5 
First One Spotted !.PHOTO HERE
Weather: Grey, Overcast Skies (Clearing towards end of walk)
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Blackcap, Song Thrush, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Buzzard, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Crow, Pheasant
Butterflies:
Ringlet (Male + Female), Cinnabar Moth, Red Admiral, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper