Monday, 4 April 2016

What a Difference a Day Makes - Dinah Washington

It's beginning to look as if some thing or somebody (or a combination of both) doesn't want me to embark on Moth Trapping this year. It started in early March when refurbishing the gear for the coming season it was found that much of it had been vandalised, with one cable holder smashed to pieces and long sections of flex chopped from the run to a trap. This was followed by a particularly drafty period when three traps were blown away by the back end of Katie, maybe we should rephrase that by adding the word STORM, and destroying all the egg trays within. On Wednesday morning we awoke to find this none too pretty picture 
 GARDEN POND TRAP
synonymous with the none to common Balsam Carpet
JANET'S HORSE PADDOCK
THE 5th GOLF TEE
The Trap at that site and
the one at the Oak Wood.
Another pile destined for the
Egg Tray Graveyard.
The following day we plucked
 DOTTED BORDER
 and
 MARCH MOTH
from the traps, both being new for the year and a
 and a
TREE BEE
(not to be confused with our 'birding friend' Roger Treeby)
being the first recorded here.
Just 24 hours later the same areas
 looked like this
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!
and the inbound migrants continue to trickle in with
SWALLOW
found on Friday and followed by a
WILLOW WARBLER
on Saturday.
 A scarce bird for here is the
TUFTED DUCK
 so these 2 pairs, making up only the 4th to 7th records at PCF,
video
video
 seen off and on over the weekend were a welcome sight.
 Again scarce here, there have been a couple more
 WHEATEAR
over the weekend.
video
video
 Wheatear Clips
 There are now
3
video
  LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
video
in the Solar Panel Compound.
video
MEADOW PIPIT
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