Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Apologies

I don't know how many of you follow my tweets on the side of the blog, but lately they seem to be more concerned with Big Brother, the Ashes and digestive biscuits than they do birding. Sorry about that.

Okay, apologies over - back to the matter in hand ...

Only one picture today, and a bit of a macabre one at that. At work they have a number of lights posted in the ground and I've noticed that they attract the creepy crawlies.

However, once inside, it seems the wee beasties can't escape and the lights become littered with the poor blighters' bleached corpses.

As I say, a little grotesque, but interesting all the same.

Dead stuff

Dead stuff

I'm not a fan of large spiders, dead or alive, so it took some courage to get close to that fellow on the left of the picture. Yikes - what a whopper!

It's not all doom and gloom, however - there's still plenty of thriving wildlife on site. Best spots this week include two southern hawkers, a brown hawker, some small tortoiseshells, red admirals, commas and a six-spot burnet.

The green woodpeckers remain very active too and can usually be located with a bit of patience and a good ear.

Bizarre moment of the week so far was a juvenile moorhen that did an excellent impression of a ruff. That caused a moment's panic, I can tell you!

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