Friday, 22 April 2011

April 22nd 2011

The pond was cool and peaceful with no flies and no runners at 5:30 this morning so though I only had a couple of hours it was magic compared to the hustle and bustle in the week. My first Black-tailed Godwit of the year was feeding in toft bay but moved on when the fishermen arrived and Garden Warblers were in toft shallows and near the visitor’s centre where 2 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail and 4 Reed Bunting fed.
Out in the centre of reservoir 2 Black Tern were resting on Y buoy and two adult Little Gulls working they way between A and Y buoy. Also present were Ringed Plover outlet, 7 Linnet, 4 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail and Lesser Whitethroat.
Back home I met up with Bob who came round to photograph another good catch with Lime Hawk-moth, Muslin Moth and Cabbage Moth all added to the garden year list from 15 species trapped then Dave turned up with a bag of 11 micros so most of the day spent over the microscope and books – at least 3 new for his garden.


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