The very attractive ORACHE MOTH Mick scott
Like many others yesterday, I went to have a look at the beautiful ORACHE MOTH, a migrant from the near content, that Mick trapped in his garden at Longstones. This only being the second record for Cornwall and Scilly. The first to be recorded was also trapped by Mick at Longstones on the 24th May, 2004. I also managed to see that one.
White-speck Both these moths were trapped overnight by Bob Dawson on the Garrison
This afternoon I came across up to 4 Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Robins and Wrens going crazy, mobbing something deep inside a pine on the Garrison. I stepped back and returned to me wagon, as I had a taxi to do. I called the boys and picked up Bob Dawson on the way to the airport. On the return run, I collected Will Scot, Big Al and Bryan and we all teamed up with Higgo, Tony and Ritchie on the Garrison. We ventured deep into the pines, but as we approached the pine to where the activity was earlier, 20 minutes ago, there was no sign of anything. Crap! Was it an owl they had been mobbing? It was decided to shake the tree. Bryan did the honours, and there, I saw a movement half way up and out came a bloody cat!! Everyone took the piss with Higgo joking about pussies, Scops Cat and the one that we all laughed out at the loudest, because it was a joke, 'I've seen a Scops Owl this year on Scilly' Is that so, then why are you up here looking around in the pines in this crap weather?
I was thinking later, that maybe it was a Scops Owl, the birds that were mobbing did there job, by moving it on. Then the cat climbed the tree and replaced the owl. Or maybe in the 20 minutes that I was gone, the cat could of eaten the owl!?
Both Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher were busy mobbing a cat
The pair of Stonechat on the Garrison were busy feeding their second brood
Look at the size of that thing!! This 90 seater aircraft just buzzed the airport, but the Ruff probably shit itself when this came towards it at over 100 miles an hour!
This ones for Geoff Barter, who put this great song on his wall on FB recently. John Prine singing 'Sweet Revenge' from his third LP of the same title. On this album there are some of the best cats around who have also played with David Bowie, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, JJ Cale, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Boy George, Boy George? and even the late Amy Winehouse. One of them, Reggie Young, who I was fortunate to meet, used to play in the band, Bill's Black Combo Band. Who are they? They opened for the Beetles during their first U.S. tour in 1964. He's also the lead guitarists to Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' I bet you didn't know that? The amazing late Steve Goodman also played guitar and backing vocals and both Prine and Goodman were discovered by Kris Kristofferson.