Saturday, 5 September 2015

Mid-autumn vis-migging

 Eclipse adult male Garganey- the pale/blue-grey forewing panel (in flight) and overall hues (more rich) indicate this is probably an adult male in eclipse. Compare it to this Juvenile
 Swallows and House Martins- part of a flock of 50+ on the Southern Lake.
 Siskins moving south. Flocks of 6+9 today, the first of the autumn. Also the first Meadow Pipit day today with 14 over and 2 on the mound. A lot of the waders and the decked passerines have cleared out but still quite a few Chiffys, five Willow Warbler, 3-4 Reed Warbler, 4+ Sedge Warbler and 1 Whitethroat- mainly around the lake.
 Close up on one of the Siskins- even with a dodgy grainy flight shot, a crop, lightening and colour saturation increase in Photoshop elements or similar software (very simple to use)  reveals enough detail to be able to identify this flying passerine
 Great Tit- a sick individual along the path. The large tick on the nape area could be responsible for it's ill health?
 Hornet- a couple of these around at the moment
Mid-autumn moths: Left to right (I reckon); Clay, Square-spot Rustic, Lunar Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, not sure, Vine's Rustic  ?

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