Friday, 8 October 2010

October 8th 2010

A very mild night produced some decent moths for a change with Silver Y and Pale Mottled Willow in my trap while Dave had Juniper Carpet and Mervielle du Jour in his.
Not worth going out this morning due to the low cloud which had only partially cleared by mid-afternoon when Dave and I trawled the Grandborough Valley. A lot of Wednesdays larks had moved on and only a few local Skylarks, 20 Yellowhammer and 10 Tree Sparrow seen along the Hill Road though there were 80 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit and 10 Swallow moving south overhead.
Back home between 4 and 5pm the migration continued over my garden with 120 Skylark, 69 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Wagtail sp and 4 Siskin recorded.


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