Sunday 25 September 2016

Osprey and Kingfisher

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
Yesterday I joined other Sussex Search & Rescue members at Goodwood Motor Circuit where the Goodwood Marshalls Club presented us with a cheque as their sponsored charity of the year. We appreciate their support which greatly assists our voluntary work of searching for missing vulnerable people in Sussex. Please see our website:
 I saw several planes take off. While there I found an Apple Leaf-miner moth's mine in a Wild Cherry leaf.
 Afterwards I visited Arundel WWT and saw my first Osprey in this country. A kingfisher flashed past the Scrape Hide several times. A Southern Hawker patrolled the reed bed walk, together with male and female Common Darters.
  Today I completed my final butterfly transect at Mill Hill. The count was low again: Adonis Blue, one female, Meadow Brown 8, Wall 1. I then called in again at Arundel WWT and the kingfisher landed on a pole in front of the scrape hide.
Apple Leaf-miner, Lyonetia clerkella on Wild Cherry, Prunus avium

Cessna 172S Skyhawk G-HLOB
North American Harvard '43' G-AZSC
G-AZSC was built for the USAAF in 1943 and delivered to the RAF in 1944 as a training platform for pilots who were destined to move onto single engined fighter aircraft:
other photos of this plane in its various incarnations:
Piper L18C Super Cub G-BJWZ
Slingsby T67M260 G-BWXB
unidentified spider
I saw the spider eject yellow faeces
SusSAR control vehicle

Arundel WWT:

Common Darter ♀, Sympetrum striolatum

Common Darter ♀

Common Darter ♂, Sympetrum striolatum

Southern Hawker, Aeshna cyanea
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Today at Arundel WWT:
Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Rudd, Scardinius erythropthalmus

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please select 'Name/URL' from 'Comment as' drop down box and add your name, thanks.