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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Hummingbird Hawk-moth larva

This Hummingbird Hawk-moth larva was found by Bob Dawson this morning on a wall just outside his house in town

The colour change to purple and loss of markings shows that this is a fully grown caterpillar and is ready to pupate. 

   In the last week I've recorded my first Whitethroat, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher and Tree Pipit of the year! 2 of the latter species today flew over work. The end of august the 2 Citrine Wagtail on Tresco Great Pool were joined by 2 Wood and a Pectoral Sandpiper. So on Sunday Elle and I kayaked to Tresco in the late afternoon. Before we arrived Darren Mason turned up a Red-breasted Flycatcher to the right of the Swarovski hide. However when we arrived we managed to see one Wood Sandpiper and Citrine wagtail while at the same time you could the other Citrine Wagtail nearby.

1st winter Citrine Wagtail on Tresco Great Pool
Juvenile Wood and Pectoral Sandpiper playing hard to get on Tresco Great pool. Top 4 photos taken by Mad Max Rowe
This Adult White-Rumped Sandpiper was discovered at Periglis beach, St Agnes, at the end of August Robin Mower
We both had a great weekend camping up at Deep Point, ringing with Jim, kayaking to Tresco and having a BBQ, also at Deep Point with friends and my daughter Tean singing and playing guitar around the fire
Elle observing Jim extracting a Wren out of net

We trapped 4 Reed Warbler
Camping at one of our favourite spots, Deep Point, and what a view to wake up to!

Elle returning from Tresco in one of the best sunsets that I've ever seen!

James Szalapski's documentary Heartworn Highways. Recorded 1975, released in 1981.
Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song "Pancho and Lefty," scoring a number one hit on the Billboard country music charts.
Despite achievements like these, the bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins, and on friends' couches.
Van Zandt was notorious for his drug addictions, alcoholism, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and insulin shock therapy erased much of his long-term memory.
During the decade, two books, a documentary film, and a number of magazine articles about the singer were created. Van Zandt's music then has been covered by such notable and varied musicians as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Robert Plant etc

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