Sunday, 2 August 2015

Yellow Underwings etc.

 Common Blue- 10-15 today around the mound
 Male Common Darter. Also Emperor, Black-tailed Skimmer, Migrant Hawker and Common Blue Damselfly today.
 Ypsolopha scabrella- the second record for the farmlands
 Oak Bush-cricket
 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
 Large Yellow Underwing
 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Adult Common Buzzard (worn and moulting)
Who forgot the birds? Here's a couple to keep Ian Botham happy- Sparrowhawk from today and Common Buzzard from yesterday.

Matt Berry- Summer Holidays




Saturday, 1 August 2015

Green Sandpiper

 Juvenile Green Sandpiper. 17 Green Sands today, also 3 Blackwits, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Lapwing, 1 Common Tern and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. 80+ Swift flying round, 5 Swallow through, a few Sand Martins, 30+ Whitethroat, 15 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 700+ Starling.
 Great Crested Grebe- our first successful breeding at the farmlands
 Tufties- record year! 75 young so far of at least 6-7 pairs, some multi-brooding going on and presumed egg dropping- some clutches are 15+ strong.
 Xanthogramma pedissequum- no Chrysotoxum festivum. According to UK Hoverflies this species is un-mistakable (doh!) The two distinct down turned bars on the abdomen are a strong feature.
Bunny- where it all begins. About 20+ on Bikers and 100 acre.

Undiscovered Owls- My review

If there was any doubt left that life is a divine comedy and the purpose of human existence is to be tortured and made fools of for the pleasure of a bored and psychotic Mother Nature- here is the final proof.

 Un-discovered Owls? The title says it all.

Obsessive, irreverent, brilliant and hilarious.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Complete Global Outrage # 2

Only one way to deal with it . No Sympathy (For the Devils) :-)


Hackbridge/Beddington Farmlands People and Nature Engagement Officer(s)

Hackbridge/Beddington Farmlands People and Nature Engagement Officer (s)
Freelance Positions £100-£120 day rate
Leading public bird and wildlife walks
Wildlife photography workshops
Wildlife Gardening Workshops
Wildlife Gardening Consultancy
Phase 1 Habitat surveys ahead of biodiversity improvements and follow up surveys monitoring progress
Developing identification sheets for the public for seasonal botany, entomology and birds at Beddington Farmlands
If interested please email: 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Complete Global Outrage

I have decided that I suffer from Complete Global Outrage.