The Heirs of Gilbert
Birds and wildlife of an English parish
Parish Bird List
Parish Moth List
Sunday, 15 October 2017
John came down for the last mothing session of the year last night. In the end it was colder than forecast but still a reasonable catch of ...
Sunday, 24 September 2017
A drake Wigeon on the Manor Pond today was the first I’ve seen this year and pushed the year list up to a measly 101 species. I am really m...
Sunday, 10 September 2017
I’ll start with this magnificent beast, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth. Unfortunately not in the parish but close by in Scruton found in a friend’s...
Monday, 28 August 2017
A few signs of birds on the move this weekend – warblers passing through our garden… And the first Meadow Pipits re-appearing in th...
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bird-wise it’s been very quiet. A Kingfisher has taken up its usual late summer residence on the Magic Garden lake. A Swift was over the vi...
Sunday, 13 August 2017
We’ve just come back from a fortnight in Shetland, almost thirty years since our first visit (our honeymoon!). We were blessed with amazing...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Perfect conditions on Saturday night meant it was a record-breaking moth catch in the Magic Garden. We caught a total of 876 moths of 115 s...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The only ‘guaranteed’ bird I hadn’t seen this year was Spotted Flycatcher so when Jim and Sue rang to say they had one in their garden I sh...
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