Thursday 4 April 2024

Easter week one

The flood waters are high again on the Cuttlebrook corridor and a couple of sessions there over the last week with Jacob have been very quiet- just singing Chiffchaffs. However we can't get very far along the brook due to the high flood waters so can't check the best spots. 

We spent a couple of days recently down at Selsey getting quotes for the reburb before we move in next month. We had a quick visit to Arundel WWT.  Highlights included my first summer migrants for the year, a couple of Sedge Warbler and a Sand Martin, also Green Sandpiper and a calling Tawny Owl. Ebird checklist HERE. Gave me an opportunity to try out the new lens- results below.

The moth trapping picked up this weekend after a lull due to relentless rain and cold night temperatures. It was warm today with a pulse of saharan dust laden air bringing in bird and moth migrants to the south. No such luck here but a few NFYs. Garden year moth list now on 36 species. 

Male Mandarin- a free flying bird
Male Chaffinch 
First-winter Mediterranean Gull with first-winter Common Gulls 
More rain at the rental 
Siskin on the garden bird feeders
Powdered Quaker
Frosted Green
Lunar Marbled Brown
MV at the rental garden 

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