Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Another Buzzard

Another Buzzard today over the house,sent the local corvid population a bit crazy.Sparrowhawk,Linnets in the garden,Swallows,Chiff and Bcaps.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

A 'TRIP' out

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Always nice to see a Dotterel locally and 3 today 1 Female and 2 males was no exception.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Yesterday I went to see this pair of Lesser peckers Just down the road.The male was watched excavating the nest site for about 10 mins before the female turned up.The male then turned his attentions immediately to the female.they both flew of to a nearby branch copulated and then chased each other around the tree for another five minutes.A very rare sight to have witnessed.They are very illusive at the beat of times.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Mallard chicks.

First brood of mallard chicks today with 8young swimming around the bottom pond.Speckled Wood,Small white,Peacock, Small tortoiseshell and swarms of eriocrania subpurpurella.Swallows are well in now as well as Blackcap and Chiffchaff.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

A Cold and quiet Week

The cold north easterly has put an end to the spring like conditions.3 Swallows and 3 Lapwing north the highlight of today.This Phyllonorycter maestingella(thanks for the pic Charlie) emerged from a blister mine found on the beech tree in the back garden,its a very pale individual.Loads of caterpillers found this week while doing the allotment and recycling the composter.A willow warbler sang briefly while at the allotment.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Migrants and moths at last

10th April better late than never,1 swallow,1 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap.also still mipits over the house and 2 Swallows on Sunday heading north.Loads of moths this week including this Purple Thorn one of my favourites.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Spring and first early Thorn

(Early Thorn)
I was stood in the local wood today and could hear Nuthatch calling ,2 great spotted woodpecker drumming and a Green woodpecker Yaffling away, at the same time the sun was shining and all was good with the world.2 linnets took the year list to a massive 52 and still no migrants.