Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A day in the life

Quite a lively day. Here's a picture story:

 As usual day started off at the yard, sorting out the green teams for the day to head out in our local area. Here's one of our latest ventures- creating biofuels for the energy market.
 Then back to the obs to sort out the moth trap. Good numbers of Ruby Tiger, Silver Ys and Knot Grass last night.
 Lozotaeniodes formosana- the first for the year
 Black Arches- what a beauty
 Then into town for supplies- all supposed to be from companies that are pro people and nature 
 Then at the obs wildlife gardening tidying things up and watering the plants 
 Loads of interesting bits in the wildlife garden- first time I've seen this miner on Rowan
 Then got a call from Marcus from the reserve saying he might have a Blyth's Reed Warbler. Went over there to check it out then another call saying he'd got a White Stork! 

Looks totally different to what it did a few days ago- same bird? No rings either! The plot thickens.

Now back at the obs eating steak and chips waiting for Dom Mitchell to come and twitch the stork before it gets dark. 


Arjun Dutta said...

Is there any way that, if tomorrow the White stork is still around, I could see it?
Was it viewable from the public path?

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Arjun,
yes it is viewable from the public path- if you stand by the main gate and look at the northern lake- it has been getting between the rubbish tip and the islands of the northern lake.
Good luck!

Sam Woods said...

Now that is a strange twist to events; surely this indicates the earlier one may have been an aberrant White Stork?!

Peter Alfrey said...

No records since 1978 and now two different birds in a week. Maybe part of a family that came in during last weeks heat wave?

Arjun Dutta said...

Hi Ralph
Thanks for the tips on seeing the White Stork
I was fortunate enough to go and see it yesterday in the morning where it showed very well allowing me time to observe it and take some pictures.
Thanks again

Peter Alfrey said...

No worries Arjun,