On the Oxford shift this weekend again. On the way up I popped into Staines but despite Little Gulls and Common Scoters etc being dotted across other reservoirs all I could muster up was the usual male Scaup, Ringed Plover, Redshank, a few Goldeneye and the two Water Pipits.
This afternoon I took Jacob to Rushbed Woods, Bucks, to look for Orange Underwing moths after seeing a social media post that they were on the wing there- success!
Orange Underwing agg. Light Orange Underwing are known from Rushbed Woods but to be certain which species it is closer examination is recommended.
An amazing Early Spring atmosphere in the woods with Wood Anemones, Primroses and Violets on the wood floor and willow catkins and prunus blossom in the otherwise leaf less canopy.
Jacob in the glade