Saturday, 9 April 2011

April 8th 2011

After watching the “space shed” go over earlier it was another glorious day of blue sky’s and sunshine so spent the morning gardening with 2 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Orange-tip and my first of the year Speckled Wood and Holly Blue butterflies but nothing bird wise was on the move overhead with only 3 local Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Raven noted.
I was out with Dave in the afternoon calling in on the Just So café for refreshments then a pleasant walk around Napton on the Hill spending more time looking for butterflies than birding - 2 Peacock, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 12 Brimstone, 12 Orange-tip and 2 Small White. Very few birds were heard or seen so the distant Red Kite, 5 Buzzard and 3 Raven saved the day. Other butterflies seen elsewhere today were 4 Brimstone, Peacock and Orange-tip at the Just So, 3 Orange-tip and 4 Brimstone near Calcutt and 3 Brimstone in Kites Hardwick.
With this great weather Im able to spend more time in the field on my various hobbies so getting slack with blogging but will try and do todays later when fed and watered


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