Saturday, 10 March 2012
Real early Spring
2nd winter Iceland Gull
Small, Common and Twin-spot Quaker and Clouded Drab (above). March moth (below).
Treecreeper in the same tree as a Little Owl and a group of 8 Redpoll were the high light of the day. Still looking for the first Wheatear or Sand Martin with no luck yet. However the native spring continues to unfold. Displaying Lapwings, lots of singing passerines and some subtle migration including an increase of Tufted Ducks (80+) and about 8-9 Green Sandpipers.
Plenty of moth action in the calm mild evenings- March moths, Common and Small Quakers predominate with the odd Twin-spot Quaker, a few Beauties and some micros.
Colts-foot is beginning to turn the side of the mounds yellow.
First and second winter Iceland Gulls still present.