Sunday, 5 April 2015

Penduline Tits at Black Hole Marsh

Well, I didn't think that I'd ever be writing that title! Late this afternoon I got a text from Bun, he'd only gone and found two Penduline Tits in the reedbed by the field studies centre. Needless to say I dropped everything and drove over there as fast as I could. I know I'm in Sidmouth now but I still think of the Axe Estuary as my patch ( I have to really, Sidmouth is more than a little bit crappy so far). I don't think it's likely to just be a coincidence that the Darts Farm Penduline Tits weren't seen at all today. I very much suspect that this was them on their way east and back to the continent. They weren't showing when I arrived but within a few few minutes they not only showed themselves, they really SHOWED themselves!! Only a few feet away at times and totally oblivious to the small crowd watching them. Here's a few photos, the same only different coz they're on patch!



Still tucking into the larvae of Limnaecia phragmitella. 
 The strangely named Shy Cosmet Moth.


4 comments:

JRandSue said...

All stunners,well done you.
Brilliant.
John.

Wilma said...

What John said ...

Karen Woolley said...

Thanks John and Wilma both...I was very lucky! :-)

Andrew Cunningham said...

Those are superb images! All that time on the Exe and the better images come from the Axe, such irony!