Sunday, 24 April 2011

Constant High

The warmest April day since 1949 yesterday and the high continues today. Just a few migrants about including 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a couple of Swallow. Lots of singing summer birds including 2-3 Lesser Whitethroat (pic 1), 40+ Common Whitethroat, 15-20 Reed Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 10-15 Blackcap, 10+ Greenfinch and 2 Chaffinch.

Insects everywhere including these Longhorn moths Adela raemurella (pics 3 and 4) all over the place and black things (pic 5).

Tree Sparrows were posing by the feeders (pic 2).


Darryl said...

Are the "black things" St. Mark's flies? Apparently, coincidentally even, it is St. Mark's day today.

Peter Alfrey said...

There were St Marks Flies there but I thought this thing looked different- half beetle half fly?