Archive for September 16, 2013

Tarn Park

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28 bird species were seen on the patch this month.This brings the years total to 49 and increases the total by 1 with the first sighting for the year of Grey Wagtail on the Tarn. This is an annual visitor on passage and was the second I had seen that week, having also had one at Sutcliffe Park.

Grey wagtail (This one seen in Canterbury)

Grey wagtail (This one seen in Canterbury)

The butterfly species Count was recorded this month 4 and the first record this year of Small Tortoiseshell was the only new species bringing the year total to 8.

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

3 species of Dragonfly were seen during the month with Migrant Hawker being a year first for the patch.

Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker

Head of a young woman

Head of a young woman

A Philosopher

A Philosopher

Aphrodite of Aphrodisias - from the Theatre

Aphrodite of Aphrodisias – from the Theatre

Flavius Palmatus - Provincial Governor

Flavius Palmatus – Provincial Governor

All these examples are from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford