Clifden Nonpareil – back from the brink?

Clifden Nonpareil – back from the brink?

Wyre Forest Study Group 6 October, 2019 Clifden Nonpareil – back from the brink?   Sometimes referred to as the Blue Underwing, the Clifden Nonpareil is a very large and impressively beautiful, rare moth. This individual was photographed by Jon Cartwright...
Nightjar sighting

Nightjar sighting

Wyre Forest Study Group 6 October, 2019 Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)   Jon Cartwright was able to photograph an elusive Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) in Fastings Coppice. As a summer visitor to the UK, Nightjars arrive to breed in mid-May and have normally...
A butterfly without borders

A butterfly without borders

Wyre Forest Study Group 7 August, 2019 A butterfly without borders   On a sunny August day members of the Wyre Forest Study Group gathered to visit and survey several wildflower meadows in the forest. On this occasion the group were also joined by several...
Redstart – a welcome summer visitor

Redstart – a welcome summer visitor

Wyre Forest Study Group 2 July, 2019 Redstart – a welcome summer visitor   Mick Farmer was recently fortunate enough to able to capture some beautiful images of a pair of Redstarts (Phoenicurus phoenicurus). These delightful birds are regular summer...
News just in … Black Redstart sightings!

News just in … Black Redstart sightings!

Wyre Forest Study Group 9 June, 2019 News just in … Black Redstart sightings!   A somewhat unusual sighting has been reported of a male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) in its 1st summer plumage. Craig Reed has observed and photographed this individual...