Like the rest of the country we are being battered by strong winds and horrendous rain making life uncomfortable for us cyclists. I knew I was letting myself in for a drenching but had to check on the pond just in case the big one arrived – would be rude not to have a welcoming committee present and god forbid if an outsider found it
As you can guess from my ramblings it was not there – Dunlin and Golden Plover the only birds of note and a puncture.
David Brown who is running our moth course brought in a Dotted Chestnut he trapped over the weekend for everyone to look at tonight – only a handful of records of this delightful moth in Warwickshire with three of those coming from buddy Dave’s garden. The photo below is the one he trapped in 2006 which was the first for the county in over 100 years. There is another picture of this species in my February 26th 2010 blog which was Dave’s third record.
On the way home we had a Barn Owl on Lawford Heath.