New build (straw bale) at the Woodcote Wood House
Woodcote Wood House- one of LITTLE OAK 's main bases. Doing a bioblitz at the site- new species yesterday included Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail and Mallow moth.
Male Stonechat- been an influx recently, 9+ at the farmlands, 6 near Woodcote Wood and numbers elsewhere in the region.
Meadow Pipit- about 30+ at the farmlands.
Clouded Yellow- the second one for the year. Also Small Copper around.
Spent yesterday with Sid (my nephew). We had a look round his small holding at Woodcote Wood (part of the local conservation network) and saw 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 10+ Mipit, 15+ Chaffinch and 5 Jay. Then we headed to Beddington to have a look at the ducks on the lakes and check the moth trap. Good numbers of ducks but the moth trap was fairly quiet- Pale Mottled Willows, Large Yellow Underwing, Garden Carpet and a Square-spot Rustic. A Clouded Yellow on the mound.