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Blencathra Field Centre

Cumbria England

   

18 - 25 June 2022

Observers: F. Simpson

 

INTRODUCTION


 

This was my nineteenth trip on an undergraduate university field course at a Field Studies Council's centre, and the third to Blencathra in the Lake District. As usual the course investigated diverse groups as part of various field methods in ecology. My trip report focuses on birds seen and heard and moths trapped across the site. The centre has a small patch of mixed woodland which is surrounded by sheep-grazed meadows and a bracken-covered hillside with Meadow Pipit and Skylark, and Wheatear, Raven and Ring Ouzel on the higher hill ground. Slightly further afield, there are some nice patches of Sessile Oak woodland with Redstart, Tree Pipit and Pied Flycatcher, and upland streams with Dipper, Grey Wagtail and Goosander.

 

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Location Guide to LocationsSummary 2005-2018

 

Listen to a three minute excerpt of the Dawn Chorus from Blencathra Field Centre, 19 June 2021


     

View of Blencathra Field Centre  Fraser Simpson

View south from Blencathra Field Centre

 

View of Blencathra Field Centre  Fraser Simpson

View south from Blencathra Field Centre

 

Overgrown pond at Blencathra Field Centre  Fraser Simpson

Overgrown pond at Blencathra Field Centre

 

 

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria - Birds


 

Goosander  Mergus merganser


One flew north over the A66 en route to Blencathra Field Centre, 18-Jun.

 

Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus


1 crowing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

1 crowing m, Blease Fell, 22-Jun.

 

Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus


1 m, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

 

Buzzard  Buteo buteo


1 over, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Kestrel  Falco tinninculus


1, Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

1, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1, Derwent Folds, 20-Jun.

 

Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos


pr, alarm calling, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

 

Herring Gull  Larus argentatus


1, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus


1 over, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

4, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

1, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

1 in sheep fields, Blencathra Field Centre, 23-Jun.

 

Feral Pigeon  Columba livia


1, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Stock Dove  Columba oenas


pr, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

pr, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus


Singing, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

 

Collared Dove  Sreptopelia decaocto


pr, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus


1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1 singing m, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

1 singing m, Blease Fell, 22-Jun.

1 singing m, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Barn Owl  Tyto alba


None seen or heard this year.

 

Tawny Owl  Strix aluco


2 fledglings, Blencathra Field Centre, 18-25 Jun.

Ad, mobbed by Mistle Thrush and Blackbird, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Ad + 2 juvs, observed well together, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Tawny Owl fledgling begging calls

Tawny Owl  Strix aluco

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   24 June 2022  23:00

Begging calls from two fledged Tawny Owl chicks in the canopy of mixed woodland. Each shriek lasting 0.27 sec.

[File name: tawnyowl118275cut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Swift  Apus apus


11, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

2, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

3+ (inc nest site in primary school), Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


1, Glenderaterra Beck, S of Derwent Folds, 23-June (TB).

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopus major


1 calling, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1, feeding in Bracken clearing, Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

1, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Skylark  Alauda arvensis


1 singing m, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

3 singing mm, trail up Blease Fell to Saddleback, 20-Jun.

2 singing mm + juv, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Sand Martin  Riparia riparia


4+, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

 

Swallow  Hirundo rustica


1, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

1, Blencathra Field Centre, 24-Jun.

4, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

House Martin  Delichon urbicum


6+, feeding over meadow, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

3, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

23 AON, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

2, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

 Sonogram of House Martin calls

House Martin  Delichon urbicum

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   22 June 2022

Calls from House Martins returning to the nesting colony.

[File name: housemartin118217ecut1] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Sonogram of House Martin calls

House Martin  Delichon urbicum

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   22 June 2022

Calls from House Martins sitting on nests.

[File name: housemartin118217ecut2] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis


5 singing mm, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

2 singing mm, meadow on south side, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

8+ singing mm, trail up Blease Fell to Saddleback, 20-Jun.

14 singing mm, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Tree Pipit  Anthus trivialis


1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 25-Jun (migrant/local failed breeder?).

 

Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea


Ad + juv, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Pied Wagtail  Motacilla alba


m, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

2, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

1, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

1 over, Blencathra Field Centre, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Pied Wagtail flight call

Pied Wagtail  Motavilla alba

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Call from a Pied Wagtail in flight.

[File name: piedwagtail116171e] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Dipper  Cinclus cinclus


2 juvs (fledgling + different independent juv), confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1, Glenderaterra Beck, near Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes


Several singing, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Singing from rocky slope, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

Ad + b/4, Herdwick building, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Singing m, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

3+ singing mm, Blease Fell car park, 23-Jun.

5 singing mm, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

Fledgling, in larch copse between Blencathra Field Centre & Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Eurasian Wren song

Eurasian Wren   Troglodytes troglodytes

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   23 June 2022

Territorial song from Bracken-covered slope at the foot of Blease Fell, bordering mixed woodland.

[File name: wren118244ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Dunnock  Prunella modularis


1 singing m; ad FY; nest site in bracken, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Ad with FY in gorse, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

 

Robin  Erithacus rubecula


Fledgling, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Fledgling, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

Ad feeding fledgling, Derwent Folds, 20-Jun.

Ad with FY, in larch copse between Blencathra Field Centre & Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata


3 prs/territories (inc fledgling on Helvellyn), Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Fledged brood, in larch copse between Blencathra Field Centre & Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Spotted Flycatcher alarm calls

Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   22 June 2022

Alarm calls from a Spotted Flycatcher feeding fledged young.

[File name: spottedflycatcher118218ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula hypoleuca


Ad feeding fledgling in dead Ash in hedgerow, near confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

 

Redstart  Phoenicurus phoenicurus


Ad m feeding fledgling, Derwent Folds, 20-Jun.

Ad m + juv, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

pr feeding fledglings, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Redstart alarm calls

Redstart  Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 08" N  003 05' 10" W   11 June 2019

Alarm calls from a female Common Redstart with food for nestlings or fledglings in sheep pasture with small oak copses. Two call types: an upslurred Chiffchaff-like hueet (2.9-4.5 kHz) and a sharp Robin-like teak (3.4-7.0 kHz).

[File name: redstart116190ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Stonechat  Saxicola torquatus


f alarm calling + brief song from nearby male, west side of Blease Fell, 22-Jun.

1 singing m, heather moor, Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

1 juv, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

 

Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe


m + 2 juv, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

4 ad (inc singing m) + 3 juvs, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

4 (inc FY), Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

11 (inc 5 fledglings), Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

f + 3 juvs, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Northern Wheatear alarm calls

Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanth

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 08" N  003 05' 10" W   11 June 2019

Alarm calls from a female Northern Wheatear with food for fledglings in a Bracken-covered rocky hollow in hillside. Two call types: a downslurred zeep (4.09-5.3 kHz) and a hard, sharp tuk (1.5-7.1 kHz).

[File name: wheatear116174ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Ring Ouzel  Turdus torquatus


None seen on Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

 

Blackbird  Turdus merula


Regularly alarm-calling all week in response to Tawny Owl fledglings, 18-25 Jun.

2 singing mm, , Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Blackbird song

Blackbird  Turdus merula

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Territorial song. Loud and measured delivery of 3-4 sec stropes interspersed with 3 sec pauses. Each stope comprised of two parts: low fluting, melodic phrases (1.3-3.2 kHz) followed by a complex, high-frequency twittering (up tp 11.5 kHz).

[File name: blackbird116156ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Song Thrush  Turdus philomelus


2 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 18-25 Jun.

1 singing, Horse & Farrier Inn, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Song Thrush song

Song Thrush  Turdus philomelus

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Territorial song. Loud and varied with characteristic motifs of repeated 2-4 elements or phrases, interspered with single more complex/unique phrases.

[File name: songthrush116154ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

 

Sonogram of hawk alarm call from a Song Thrush

Song Thrush  Turdus philomelus

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   14 June 2019

Hawk alarm call from a Song Thrush (8.0-9.3 kHz), with another species producing the same call at a lower frequency (7.3-7.9 kHz).

[File name: songthrush116199ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Mistle Thrush  Turdus viscivorus


1-2, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-24 Jun.

 

Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin


2 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Garden Warbler song

Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Territorial song from a Garden Warbler with characteristic bubbling delivery containing Blackbird-like tones at lower frequencies.

[File name: gardenwarbler116160ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla


1 m, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

 

Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita


1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1 singing m, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

 

Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus


3 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2 singing mm, W side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

4 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1 singing m, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

4 singing mm, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

Goldcrest  Regulus regulus


1, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1 singing m, in larch copse between Blencathra Field Centre & Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus


None seen or heard this year.

 

Coal Tit  Periparus ater


1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

1 singing m, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

 

Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus


Noted, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Noted, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

Fledge brood, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

2 juvs, on peanut feeder, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Great Tit  Parus major


3 juvs, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

Ad + juv, on peanut feeder, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Nuthatch  Sitta europaea


2 ads + juv, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

Several calling, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1, Derwent Folds, 20-Jun.

3+, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris


3, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2, in dead hedgerow Ash, near confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1, in larch copse between Blencathra Field Centre & Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Jay  Garrulus glandarius


1, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Magpie  Pica pica


1 calling, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

1, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Jackdaw  Corvus monedula        


Several pairs nesting in chimneys, Blencathra Field Centre, 18-25 Jun.

16 in sheep fields, Blencathra Field Centre, 23-Jun.

 

Rook  Corvus frugilegus


Rookery (now fledged) in Scots Pines, Blencathra Field Centre. Three trees down due to wind damage?

8, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

17, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Rook vocalisations

Rook  Corvus frugilegus

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Calls from a single Rook.

[File name: rook116161ecut] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Carrion Crow  Corvus corone


Noted, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

3, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

 

Raven  Corvus corax


1 over, confluence of Glenderaterra Beck/River Greta, 20-Jun.

1 calling, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

Group of 4, Blencathra/Saddleback, 21-Jun.

Pr, Blencathra Field Centre, 22-Jun.

 

Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


27, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


2 juvs, Reception building, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

 

Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs


3 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

3 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

Ad m, on peanut feeder, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Chaffinch song with Pied Wagtail mimicry

Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs

Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England  54 37' 13" N  003 04' 53" W   11 June 2019

Chaffinch with two song types, both incorporating the perched call (highlighted in blue) of a Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba) as the first syllable in the opening phrase. Repeated twice in most song type 2 strophes.

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Greenfinch  Carduelis chloris


2 over, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis


Small group of ads + juvs daily, Blencathra Field Centre, 18-25 Jun.

2 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

pr, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

 

Siskin  Carduelis spinus


2 song-flighting, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-Jun.

2 over , west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

1 over, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

1 over, Threlkeld, 24-Jun.

 

Linnet  Carduelis cannabina


pr, south-west side of Blease Fell, 22-Jun.

pr, south-west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

 

Lesser Redpoll  Carduelis cabaret


1 N, west side of Blease Fell, 19-Jun.

1 song-flighting over front meadow, Blencathra Field Centre, 19-24 Jun.

1, song-flighting, Blease Fell, 20-Jun.

1, song-flighting, Blease Fell, 21-Jun.

3, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

Group of 6 flew west, west side of Blease Fell, 23-Jun.

Ad, on peanut feeder, Derwent Folds, 23-Jun.

 

Sonogram of Lesser Redpoll calls in flight

Lesser Redpoll  Carduelis cabaret

Blease Fell, Cumbria, England  54 37' 08" N  003 05' 10" W   23 June 2022

Calls from a Lesser Redpoll in flight.

[File name: lesserredpoll118268e] Click here for the MP3 file


     

Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra


Min 2, in larches at hill trail car park, Blencathra Field Centre, 20-Jun.

 

Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinella


3 singing mm, Blencathra Field Centre to Threlkeld, xx-Jun.

 

Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus


1 singing m, in small marsh, Glenderaterra Beck walk to Skiddaw House, 22-Jun.

 

 

 

Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria - Moths


Around 120 species of moth were trapped and identified by BIOL0007 students and staff including Northern Grass-veneer (Catoptria furcatellus). Eleven species of butterfly were found including Dark Green Fritillary and Purple Hairstreak.

 

 

Barred Straw (Gandaritis pyraliata)   Fraser Simpson Garden Tiger (Arctia caja)  Fraser Simpson

Barred Straw (Gandaritis pyraliata) & Garden Tiger (Arctia caja), Blencathra FSC, Cumbria, England, June 2022

 

Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)  Fraser Simpson  Bordered White (Bupalus piniaria)  Fraser Simpson

Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) & Bordered White (Bupalus piniaria)

 

Gold Spot (Plusia festucae)  Fraser Simpson Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)  Fraser Simpson

Gold Spot (Plusia festucae) & Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)

 

Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) (female) Fraser Simpson Map-winged Swift (Korscheltellus fusconebulosa) (male)  Fraser Simpson

Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) (female) & Map-winged Swift (Korscheltellus fusconebulosa) (male)

 

White-faced Tortrix (Pandemis cinnamomeana) Fraser Simpson Marbled Orchid Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana)  Fraser Simpson

White-faced Tortrix (Pandemis cinnamomeana) & Marbled Orchid Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana)

 

Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata)  Fraser Simpson Barred Red (Campaea margaritaria)  Fraser Simpson

Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) & Barred Red (Campaea margaritaria)

 

True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) Fraser Simpson Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) (female)  Fraser Simpson

True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea) & Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) (female)

 

Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata)  Fraser Simpson Currant Pug (Eupithecia assimilata)  Fraser Simpson

Narrow-winged Pug (Eupithecia nanata) & Currant Pug (Eupithecia assimilata)

 

The Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)  Fraser Simpson Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata)  Fraser Simpson

The Snout (Hypena proboscidalis) & Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata)

 

Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)  Fraser Simpson Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)  Fraser Simpson

The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae) & Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina)

 

Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina)  Fraser Simpson Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)  Fraser Simpson

Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina) & Mottled Beauty (Alcis repandata)

 

Galium Carpet (Epirrhoe galiata)  Fraser Simpson Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  Fraser Simpson

Galium Carpet (Epirrhoe galiata) & Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)

 

Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata)  Fraser Simpson Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)  Fraser Simpson

Grey Pine Carpet (Thera obeliscata) & Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

 

Thistle Bell (Epiblema scutulana)  Fraser Simpson Common Yellow Conch (Agapeta hamana)  Fraser Simpson

Thistle Bell (Epiblema scutulana) & Common Yellow Conch (Agapeta hamana)

 

Broom Moth (Ceramica pisi)  Fraser Simpson Purple Clay (Diarsia brunnea)  Fraser Simpson

Broom Moth (Ceramica pisi) & Purple Clay (Diarsia brunnea)

 

Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)  Fraser Simpson Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)  Fraser Simpson

Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria) & Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)

 

Yarrow Plume (Gillmeria pallidactyla)  Fraser Simpson Satin Grass-veneer (Crambus perlella)  Fraser Simpson

Yarrow Plume (Gillmeria pallidactyla) & Satin Grass-veneer (Crambus perlella)

 

Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana)  Fraser Simpson Olive Pearl (Udea olivalis)  Fraser Simpson

Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana) & Olive Pearl (Udea olivalis)

 

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)  Fraser Simpson Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula)  Fraser Simpson

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana) & Middle-barred Minor (Oligia fasciuncula)

 

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)   Fraser Simpson Flame (Axylia putris)  Fraser Simpson

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) & Flame (Axylia putris)

 

Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata)  Fraser Simpson Grey/Dark Dagger (Acronicta sp.)  Fraser Simpson

Clouded-bordered Brindle (Apamea crenata) & Grey/Dark Dagger (Acronicta sp.)

 

The Shears (Hada plebeja)  Fraser Simpson Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)  Fraser Simpson

The Shears (Hada plebeja) & Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa)

 

Muslin Footman (Nudaria mundana)  Fraser Simpson Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata)  Fraser Simpson

Muslin Footman (Nudaria mundana) & Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata)

 

Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa)  Fraser Simpson Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina)  Fraser Simpson

Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) & Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina)

 

Dark Brocade (Mniotype adusta)   Fraser Simpson Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)  Fraser Simpson

Dark Brocade (Mniotype adusta) & Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)

 

Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)   Fraser Simpson The Lychnis (Hadena bicruris)  Fraser Simpson

Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara) & The Lychnis (Hadena bicruris)

 

Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae)  Fraser Simpson Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)  Fraser Simpson

Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae) & Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)

 

The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)  Fraser Simpson Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  Fraser Simpson

The Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita) & Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)

 

The Coronet (Craniophora ligustri)   Fraser Simpson Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)  Fraser Simpson

The Coronet (Craniophora ligustri) & Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)

 

Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)  Fraser Simpson Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)  Fraser Simpson

Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea) & Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)

 

Silver Y (Autographa gamma)  Fraser Simpson Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)  Fraser Simpson

Silver Y (Autographa gamma) & Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)

 

Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)  Fraser Simpson Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)  Fraser Simpson

Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) & Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius)

 

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) & Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)  Fraser Simpson Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)  Fraser Simpson

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) & Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) & Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)

 

Yonder End, Blencathra Field Centre  Fraser Simpson 2022

 Yonder End, Blencathra Field Centre

 

Blencathra Field Centre  Fraser Simpson 2019

 Blencathra Field Centre

 

River Greta  Fraser Simpson 2022

 River Greta

  

View south from Blease Fell   Fraser Simpson 2019

 View south from Blease Fell

 

Glenderaterra Beck  Fraser Simpson 2022

 Glenderaterra Beck

 

Saddleback/Blencathra Hill  Fraser Simpson 2021

 Sessile Oaks, Brundholm Wood 

 

Saddleback/Blencathra Hill  Fraser Simpson 2022

 Saddleback/Blencathra Hll

 

Trail down Blease Fell through Bracken   Fraser Simpson 2021

Trail down Blease Fell, Blencathra

 

Glenderaterra Beck trail to Skiddaw House   Fraser Simpson 2022

Glenderaterra Beck trail to Skiddaw House

 

Road from Blencathra FSC down to Threlkled   Fraser Simpson 2021

 Road from Blencathra FSC down to Threlkeld

 

Road from Blencathra FSC down to Threlkled   Fraser Simpson 2021

 Road from Blencathra FSC down to Threlkeld

 

  

 

Montage  Fraser Simpson 2022

 

 

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