08 August, 2009

Suffolk Holiday- Moootthhhss!

I was kindly invited to stay with family up in the wilds of Suffolk for a couple of nights earlier this week. I had a brilliant time, and the best bit was I managed to fit in a large amount of wildlife watching in one of the best counties for birds and butterflies!
In fact, I've got so many images on the camera, the full account will have to be split into 3 posts.

But first... after a relatively okay journey up the notorious M25, we arrived at our relatives house late afternoon. After a brilliant dinner, I went out into their large garden and adjoining space of wood. By now it was pitch black and all around moths were flitting past. I managed to get the camera onto a few of them...

A Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)...

Mother of Pearl

A Riband Wave (Idaea aversata) on a window...

Riband Wave

This Dingy Footman (Eilema griseola) decided to lay eggs on the front door

Dingy Footman

A Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)...

Garden Carpet

And lastly, 2 Long-eared Bats were on the wing. I was about to take a photo of a Silver Y Moth when one of the bats snatched it out of mid-air! Didn't get a shot of it so your have to make do with this record shot...

Long-eared Bat

Next up on this 3-part series, I go to Lakenheath Fen RSPB where I get face to face with Bearded Tits (don't laugh!), so keep watching this space.

1 comment:

Lynmiranda said...

Good pictures. I like the Mother of Pearl moth. Well done for capturing the bat flying around:-)