Friday, 21 April 2017

A few recent observations

I've effectively now got three local patches- Worminghall area in Oxford (Otmoor and Holly's), Beddington as usual and also Staines in the middle where I stop off on the way between the other two. 
 Roe Deer - in the fields near Holly's 
 My first House Martin of the year at Otmoor RSPB 
 Bank Vole at Otmoor- a lifer - thanks Susy! 

  Primroses at the church in Holly's village- also Wood Anemone, Bluebells, buttercups and Cowslips in the church . Still surprised how few migrants in Holly's village- just the odd Blackcap, Chiffchaff and some Swallows. 
The first time I've been given evil's from a house
 Golden Plovers and Dunlin at Otmoor- e-bird list HERE
Chiffy at Beddington yesterday- also had 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 5 Shoveler and 6 Gadwall 
Sacrificial crop growing well at the farmlands
 Kent Black Arches in the Beddington moth trap (Least Black Arches not Kent- cheers Lee)
Many-plumed Moth at Beddington 


Lee Dingain said...

Isn't that Least Black Arches?

Peter Alfrey said...

Yes. Cheers dingers.