Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

I was delighted to find a Hummingbird Hawkmoth hovering around the front gardens in my road today, it has been a few years since I have seen one in the UK, a little overdue if you ask me; as everyone under the sun seems to be spotting these little critters in their gardens this summer. After I had ran into the house and returned with the camera, the little git had of course departed, oh well maybe next time. At 7.30pm today on Greenbank Drive I again heard a Ring-Necked Parakeet calling, coming from the vicinity of the Allotments/Greenbank Lane area. I have again heard a Little Owl calling during the night from my home, but no sign during the day, Pipistrelles have been up and down my road lately; coming from the wooded northern end of Greenbank Park. A Redshank flew over my mums house in Wavertree calling during the early hours of Sunday morning as well as distant calling Bullfinches which seemed to be coming from the vicinity of the railway sidings off Mill Lane (a great local breeding season record). Also a Redpoll over my home today heading South and a calling Nuthatch in Greenbank Park.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Had one also in wavertree feeding on my heebee,brilliant to see the last i saw was about 10 years ago.