Tuesday, 6 April 2010

April 6th 2010

Two Canada Geese flew north over the garden while checking the moth trap at 6am followed by 6 Swallows heading south at 8am when 3 Sparrowhawk were overhead.
Bob came round for a look my catch then we went for a quick look the pond but disappointingly the strong southerly wind made viewing extremely difficult so failed to find the Great-northern Divers. All we could manage in a walk to toft and back was 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 10 House Martin, 100 Sand Martin, 20 Swallows, pair of Gadwall, 2 female Goldeneye, 8 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher and 4 Yellow Wagtail, also Comma butterfly seen.
Back home in the afternoon spent gardening produced House Martin, 3 Buzzard and Raven going over.
Now we have lighter nights went back out via Draycote village and had Common Tern resting on C bouy and Med Gull adult summer plumage in roost. More Chiffchaff, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps this side of reservoir so good numbers on site. A Redshank circled reservoir but like the Oystercatchers this morning there is no where safe for them to land and rest.

Satellite by Bob Hazell

Emmelina monodactyla one of the plume moths by Bob Hazell


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