Saturday, 15 August 2015

Photo catch up....



We started decorating the bathroom which has now turned into the whole of down stairs !!!!

A lick of paint is taking over !

So sorry if I have not commented on you blog, last thing have been reading through your posts but that's all, the garden looks like it has been through a spin and rinse in the washer, need sorting.. and I've been looking for a new job! last week I had nothing to do.. funny how things happen. 


I just wanted to show you my photos I took last week when I visited the gravel pits again and have managed to record  another 16 new moths on my garden list.


The first butterfly I saw to day was a brand new  Brimstone butterfly, still with it's wings to dry out properly. I have never managed to photograph one before, The  White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly was still there but no blue.

On the ponds made by the gravel pits, two Kingfishers were spotted, Dipper, Cormorant,  and Buzzard, were down by the river.
This place still has a few more surprises to show I'm sure.














Gravel pit


View down river

view up river


The best thing about starting a new projects is everything is new, have seen some lovely moths over the past week, so if you are interested you can see them on my Garden list blog, just have a look down the list on the left hand side and look for "Light box catch" it will bring them all up.

here is just a few of my favourite moths I have caught...

Early Thorn

Bird-Cherry Ermine


Mother of Pearl 

Copper Underwing




 Hope I will get chance to visit your blogs over the weekend so.......



30 comments:

  1. Hello Amanda, beautiful captures of the butterflies. A wonderful collection. I love the pretty Dipper too, great sighting and photo. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen we are so lucky to have so many of this little bird about, love to watch them feeding in the water..
      Amanda xx

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  2. Super selection of photos as always. I'm glad you're seeing the Coppers because there haven't been many at all on my surveys here x

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    1. Thank CT, not seen one at the park this year, super little Butterfly..
      Amanda xx

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  3. I haven't seen a single small copper at all this summer, sad because they photograph beautifully and are quite co-operative little butterflies! THere's a moth fluttering around at work today, trying to escape but trapped in the high roof with no windows to get at.

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    1. Hi Simon, the coppers are quite happy to stay and be photographed which is nice, shame the moth can't get out, no chance of catching it then ?
      Amanda xx

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  4. Isn't the Brimstone beautiful! You've got some lovely photos!

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    1. Hi Pam, it has taken me so long to get a photo of this butterfly so worth the wait...
      Amanda xx

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  5. Beautiful flutter friends! Hope that the decorating goes well, it is amazing how these things spread isn't it! xx

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    1. Hi, Amy hope you are well and Hubby on the mend, we might end up doing the whole house at this rate, know now why I left it sooooo long before I started.!
      Amanda xx

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  6. Lovely post and photos Amanda - especially love the Small Copper (saw my first today of the year - unbelievably!!). and then of course there is the gorgeous WL Hairstreak:)

    I had my first Copper Underwing and Bird-cherry Ermine last weekend too - must try and find time to do a moth post!! I will check out your moth list and photos tomorrow. Good luck with the trapping tonight :)

    Good luck with the job hunting too and pleased to hear we are not the only ones decorating! :) Glad to know you are ok as you had gone so quiet on blogger and twitter. I was on the verge of sending you a DM!!

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    1. Hi RR, still here, love how new moths come in waves, love the Copper Underwing as it has a velvet look to it, good size moth when flying, moths always seem to bump into my ears or hair on a night when checking the trap, so this one freaked me out a little! had a lot of the BC Ermine very cute.
      Trap next morning only had five moths in :(
      As we are changing the whole of the floor down stairs there will be a lot of work to do here over the next few weeks, trouble is I get very impatient and want it doing as fast as possible ! Good luck with your decorating ...
      Amanda xx

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    2. Thanks Amanda - We are changing the flooring too and its a right pain as so much has to be moved out of one room so it can be laid! Hold-up at the minute waiting for the laminate flooring we put down in the hall and want in the sitting room to come down in price! I think we may give in and buy it at the dearer price. B has even re-stained and varnished dining room table and chairs! Just one more downstairs room to do then before we have to decide whether to tackle our -bedroom, bathroom (half done) or kitchen which needs new units and a complete make over :(

      Hope your's goes well!!

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  7. Life gets busy, doesn't it? Good luck with the renovations and the job hunt! Great captures of the butterflies and moths--they're such magical creatures.

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    1. Thanks PP, never seems to work at how you want it..
      Amanda xx

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  8. These are beautiful! I saw several Brimstone butterflies last week at Music Camp!
    Great photos!
    P.S. sorry I am late visiting, I always visit after I've done mine and I'm er- a little bit late for the hunt!x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie, nice of you to drop by, Brimstone are a pretty butterfly so glad I managed to see one..
      Amanda xx

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  9. Lovely post as always and good to hear from you again, I was starting to get a little worried! It seems we are all getting BC Ermine all at the same time though I haven't trapped any Copper Underwings this year yet. The butterflies were lovely too, with particular mention going to the Brimstone & Hairstreak, while your pic of the Dipper is excellent :-)

    Hope the painting is continuing to go well and best wishes as regards your other endeavours :-)

    Kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David, Lovely moth the Copper, moth trap been out again but only five in it the next day, I do seem to have better luck just putting the light out, all so if I put it next to the house rather than down the garden, it's only a small garden but I think the light bounces of the house wall when it's there and seems to help bring them in !
      Hope to get some better photos of the Dipper on my next visit, I do find them hard to photograph, they are never still for long.
      Hope you are well, popping over to see what you have been up to :)
      Amanda xx

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  10. Lovely photos - all of them! The gravel pits sound like a wonderful place to visit.
    I'd dearly love to get a photo of a kingfisher but they're just too fast. The dipper's very sweet though - I only learned about them last year.
    Sarah :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah for leaving a comment, hope to get a photo of the Kingfishers now I know they are there. Dippers are great to watch when they are swimming in the water looking for food.
      Amanda xx

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  11. Simply beautiful .... I'm impressed !!

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    1. Thanks Géraldine, so pleased you like the photos...
      Amanda xx

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  12. Thats a great collection of images Amanda. Well done getting the Dipper, amazing.

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    1. Thanks Roy, Nice to know there are Dippers on this part of the river..
      Amanda xx

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  13. So glad you have only posted once because I haven't looked at any blogs for over a week and the amount of posts is too much! Love your photos, envious of the dipper as I haven't seen one in many years. Good luck with the decorating! xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, hope you are feeling a little better. Decorating taking over, just realised I have not really been out with the camera properly in over two weeks, quite happy it's raining to day, so I don't mind I'm in doors.
      Amanda xx

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  14. Such lovely moths, Amanda ... you are all making me look much more closely at (and for) these insects! The decarating seems to be going well ... Thank you for your kind comment.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, we might talk you into getting a moth trap for next year (Christmas present) its a wonderful hobby...
      Amanda xx

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  15. Such a lovely selection pf photo's here Amanda, I've enjoyed looking at them all.

    ... Isn't it funny how you can start decorating one room and it sort of escalates.

    Hope you enjoy the last few days of August.

    All the best Jan

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