Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Another Mother Shipton

Underside of Mother Shipton moth...Widdrington tip

Lowland Hares-tail Cottongrass...Widdrington tip

Solomon's Seal...Chapel woods, Morpeth

Dryad's Saddle...Carlisle Park, Morpeth

Peppered Moth...Morpeth

Clouded Silver...Morpeth

Common Marbled Carpet...Morpeth

Poplar Hawkmoth...Morpeth

Yesterday morning I was at Widdrington tip and it was alive with birds being fed by their parents. There were family parties of Willow warblers, Reed Buntings and Yellowhammers. They began to alarm and a Long eared Owl came into view hunting the clearings of the former tip, now an excellent habitat of Birch and Alder carr. Presumably the Owl had young of its own to feed somewhere. An adult Cuckoo was also here. It was cool but no butterflies around and a few moths lifted out of the undergrowth; 3 Silver ground carpets, 3 Brown silver-lines and some micros but the best was a Mother Shipton. My third sighting here in two weeks.
Above some pics of some outings around Morpeth, the moths are from my garden trap at Abbey Meadows.

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