Saturday, 24 March 2012

Spring it on

Red Kite- flew NW. Also 2 Buzzards over this morning.

At least 8 singing Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps today . Not much in the way of vis mig or grounded migrants due to the high pressure conditions with migrants heading straight into breeding positions.

The first Speckled Woods, Small Whites and Orange Tip (Steve saw one) today and also 20+ Small Tortoiseshell, Peacocks, Red Admiral, Brimstone and Comma. Not too much in the moth traps due to the cold nights but Brindled Pug recently and still Common and Small Quakers.

Bee sp ( Red Mason Bee?). Plenty of bees, hoverflies and insects (flies and midges) beginning to build up.

Green Long Horn Moths (Ardela reaumurella)- about 30+ today flying around the tops of the goat willows.


Marc Heath said...

Nice set of shots and looks like the weather was on your side.

Peter Alfrey said...

nice weather, worried about the lack of rain!

Peter Alfrey said...

Gripper reckons the bee is a Tawny Mining Bee.