Tuesday, 27 March 2012

I'm Still Alive!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I have been out birding a fair bit over the past week, but just haven't seen anything worthy of a blog post!

The best for me came last night, with this Marsh Harrier over Colyford Marsh...

With a Buzzard to the left. My guess is it was a 2cy female.

Also a Sand Martin flew north over Black Hole Marsh, and two Cetti's Warblers called beside the track to the Tower Hide.

There has been the odd early migrant, we've had Little Ringed Plover, Swallow and Willow Warbler - it's just I've not seen any of them! I've only got Wheatear, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Stone Curlew on my summer migrants list so far.

Mothing on Friday night last week was good, with 22 of 8 species trapped;

1 Double-striped Pug
2 Early Thorn
2 Oak Beauty
5 Small Quaker
4 Common Quaker
1 Clouded Drab
4 Hebrew Character
3 Early Grey

It was nice to see Oak Beauty again, one of my favourites out of the usual early Spring species...

Cracking moth!

And I'll finish this blog post with a photo of a calf, only because it's cute! Taken at Beer Head on Sunday evening...

I just can't help but think of yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes though!!!

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