What a lovely couple of days, with a break in the wintery conditions and the first pulse of spring action. Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral were on the wing this morning and yesterday night there was the first influx of moths at the obs moth trap. Buzzards were circling today and the gulls were also showing signs of migratory restlessness. The Cherry Plums are in bud and at the farm entrance crocus are out ,Speedwells are flowering by the hide and Lesser Celandine is out along the main road.
Juvenile male Peregrine doing a close fly by this morning
The juvenile/first winter Iceland Gull is still around
as is the leucistic Herring Gull
Moths at the trap over last couple of days include Oak Beauty, March Moth, Satellites, Small Brindled Beauty, Mompha jurasicella, Agonopterix heracliana, Agonopterix alstromeriana and Totricodes alternella