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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Another post

Whisky is certainly keeping me busy ......... in the best possible way.

He continues to grow, and is really settling in to the life here, away from the open fields of Wales that he grew up in.

We did make a brief visit back there recently, when my friends dogs had succumbed to some poison. It was touch and go for one of them; but thankfully to the skill and dedication of the vets, all three dogs made a full recovery.

While I was there, I managed a couple of pictures.


Juvenile Blackbird

He had a damaged foot, and I think he had fallen from the nest too early.
Despite the best efforts of the adult male feeding him, and us putting him in a safe area, he sadly died a few days later.

The moth traps had a couple of outings while I was there, although the weather was more like winter, than the summer I left behind. Nothing special to show, but when I got home, a few interesting moths were revealed when I put a trap out.

Large Yellow Underwing

Elephant Hawk-moth

He appeared after I had watered one of my pots of plants.

Dot Moth

Dusky Sallow

Honeysuckle Moth

I've had a few visits to my local lake recently, (once the car had been fixed; fuel injectors. Bloody expensive these cars!), and a couple of the highlights have been ..................

A Tufted Duck, and her seven ducklings.

Juvenile Long Tailed Tit.

And some butterfly pictures from the garden

Holly Blue

 Feeding on some of the rubbish scooped from the pond. Yuck!!

Large White


That's it for now, from me and the boy

Enjoy the rest of the day

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A post

I've been back in sunny MK for about a week now, so here's a quick post.

Firstly, Whisky traveled back home from Wales under protest. He misses the green fields and other dogs. So do I.
He still does not like travelling in the car, despite short trips every morning to Caldecotte Lake, in the hope of him getting used to it.
(I will manage a new blog post on there soon, but there just seems so much to do in the days now. Still, it's better than being sat in front of a computer screen for too long.)

Once we get to the lake though, he loves to be able to run around and have fun.

The warm sunny weather recently, has been great for the butterflies and damsels,

Marbled White

Small Skipper

Common Blue

and even some day flying moths.

Shaded Broad-bar

The night time moths have been really good too.
Managed a few excellent nights with the traps whilst in Wales; most of the results have been posted on my website. I'm finding these Lepidoptera fascinating, even though some of them can be a bugger to ID.

I've not forgotten the birds, although I'm finding myself less worried about seeing new species now.

The first two are a couple I took in Wales before I came home.

Sedge Warbler


Next three are from our recent visits to the local lake.

Moorhen on a log

Long Tailed Tit  juvenile.

One of the two Oystercatchers that have bred there again.

I'll finish on a bug from one of the moth traps.

Thanks to Trevor for the ID on this one:

Ophion luteus

Till the next time ......................