Sunday, 17 February 2013


Teal- a lot of the wildfowl are pairing up
Cherry Plum flowers
Colt's Foot
Willow - a good source of early nectar
Recent restoration- the distant mound is presently bare clay so interesting to monitor the succession in the coming months and also trial areas of acid grassland will be carried out

Pretty quiet out there but plenty of signs of spring. Good duck numbers 23 Pochard, 80 Tufted Duck, 62 Gadwall, 30 Shoveler, 70 Teal and the first spring Buzzard flew over too. A couple of Bullfinch along the edge, 12 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 50+ Fieldfare on 100 acre and a Redpoll in with the Linnets feeding on Mugwort.
Picked up a few Beetles with Frankie that I need to try and get an id on. Also got a moss that I'm gonna have a go at. Ordered my pins for some diptera action which should be starting soon too.

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