Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 25 June 2010

Harwood Forest

I could only photo the underside but I don't know what it is

Adder sunning itself along the forest tracks but soon moved into cover

Whinchat,my favourite bird. It was feeding young at Tutehill moss

Another bilke ride a 20 mile cycle from Rothbuty forest to Harwood village and back via Fallowlees and Chartners. Very warm and plenty of wildlife.

6 comments:

Stewart said...

Nigel the moth is a Bordered White I think? I've seen them in pines in Scotland. Some nice adders there unlucky about the flat one though...

Skev said...

The top one is a moth - Bordered White. Larval foodplants are Scots Pine and other conifers. Often flies in warm sunshine but comes to light aswell.

Dean said...

Hi Nigel, the moth is a Bordered White. One of the few geometrids to rest with closed wings.

Very envious of your Adder, having never seen one.

Anonymous said...

Your first picture looks like the Bordered White moth I have on my blog.

abbey meadows said...

Bordered white it is then...many thanks everyone, it was pictured just below Simonside in Rothbury forest. I took the squashed Adder off Stew, it was very unlucky as I only saw one forestry vehicle. Adders are quite common in the uplands Dean but difficult to see. We don't have Grass snakes up here though.

Northumbrian Birding said...

The Adder reminds me, years ago when my son was small we came across an Adder only a few inches long that had its head squashed , my son insisted we put it in a bag so he could show Mum back home, he carried it around all day long, Mum was not impressed.........especially with me !!
Brian