Monday, 10 August 2015

Hen Harrier Day 2- The Moors Wars

 The Goyt Valley, SSSI, Peak District
 The Gathering at Goytsclough Quarry
 Charlie Moores , event organiser, Birders Against Wildlife Crime  
 Mark Avery and Chris Packham
 The troops
 Mike Clarke (CEO RSPB) in the crowd. Also WWT and Wildlife Trust seniors were there.
 Even Larry David was there :-)
 and Harry
Some of the wildlife on the walk to the gathering
Had Peregrine, Stonechat, Tree Pipit, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff and Blackcap along the walk to the quarry. Also a few other interesting moorland bits.

 Tachina grossa- one of Europe's largest fly species. A specialist of upland heaths.
 Dark Green Fritillary on Spear Thistle
 Antler Moth- another moorland specialist
 Sericomyia silentis- and another upland specialist. (Thanks Ian from UK Hoverflies for id)

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