Wednesday, 18 May 2011

May 16th 2011

Spent the morning on chores and Bob had very little to report from the pond despite the windy conditions when he called round mid-day. I finished off me jobs while he tried his luck on last nights cracking catch – 86 moths of 23 species with the best being Snout, Lesser Treble Bar and Treble Lines.

Treble Lines


By the time he finished it had become very warm and sunny so went down the Grandborough valley where I had my first Banded Demoiselle of the year and birds here included 4 Yellow Wagtail, Lapwing with 2 Chicks, Reed Bunting, Linnets and 3 Buzzard
Napton Quarry was sheltered in some parts giving the opportunity to find Dingy Skipper, Common Blue and Orange-tip butterflies plus Lesser Treble Bar, Burnet Companion and Silver-ground Carpet moths and presumably the Spotted Flycatcher present was a migrant unless its going to move up the hill later. A look around churchyard produced 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard and 2 Common Blue.
Napton Reservoir had Common Tern, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Tree Sparrow and plenty of Reed and Sedge Warbler.


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