Monday, 2 May 2011
Too much has happened in the past 2 weeks to put it all on here. Needless to say the migrants are in, the moths, butterflies and damselflies are out and there has been no rain all April, so much for April showers!
I have updated my stats to the right so they are looking a little more respectable. There have been quite a few early emerging moths including a poplar hawkmoth 3 weeks earlier than I had in kent last year.
Bird highlights have been few recently but local scarcities have included Strumpshaw- both godwits, LRP, Avocet and Greenshank. Buckenam and Cantley have produced 5 flyover crossbills, spotted Redshank and Ruddy Shelduck.
Odes seen so far are the usual suspects, if a little earlier than expected-
Common, Variable, Azure and Large Red damselflies, Hairy Dragonfly and 4spot chaser.
I'll try to update more frequently, ie before my camera memory card becomes full.
Some pics as always below. These include some shots of a rather plucky pair of Treecreepers who decided that the reedscreen by reception hide would provide the perfect nesting material, even though there is a vast reedbed next to the screen!