Tuesday, 5 May 2009

May 5th 2009

The temperature actually climbed while I was trapping last night starting at 11c and peaked at 16c with the odd light shower though the blustery wind kept the numbers down to 117 moths of 27 species. On the way back from mothing called in at Wormleighton Reservoir managing Corn Bunting, Tree Sparrow, many warbler species including Garden, Reed and Sedge, Common Sandpiper and a surprisingly late Redwing unless its summering in the area – certainly looked smart.
Eventually ambled out late morning to Sainsbury’s which had Garden Warbler and Whitethroat singing above the din of cars and kids then on to Draycote Water late afternoon but it was very blustery with gusts of 35mph. Common Sandpiper in toft bay, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Stock Dove but little else and it wasn’t worth fighting the wind to look for warblers – they had there heads down.
Over the estate this even a Hobby was keeping an eye on the 10+ Swifts.


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