The overnight temperatures continue to hover in the lower teens, but not helped at all by the persistent breeze which remains prominently in the northern quadrant. A few more Macro Moths have been added to the Year List which have included
another little crack which the image belies its size
and we are never shy of posting any of the Hawk-moths, so here once again is
which obligingly showed us its underparts,
LUNAR MARBLED BROWN
started laying eggs so was quickly returned to the nearby grassland.
For reasons that as yet have not become apparent, a huge BUND is being
built around 2 sides of the area we refer to as 'Behind Eco. On the face of it
a tract of waste-ground which, mainly because of lack of human disturbance,
becomes home for a good number of bird species here at Parley Court Farm.
Works have been ongoing for nearly 2 weeks now
and are thought to be nearing completion.
If nothing else all this disturbed soil has provided a
for the hundreds of bird, and other creatures, now feeding young.
When we find out more we will bring the information to you.
Before leaving this usually productive area we did find yet another
family party of
family party of
along with a Plant we had never even heard of let alone noted.
and additionally a few, now becoming endangered,
SMALL HEATH BUTTERFLY
on the wing.
It was also encouraging to see that for the 'third' time this year the
at the Irrigation Pond have now completed nest building and one or
other of the adult birds are 'sitting'. Unfortunately, we have been here
twice before so are not raising our hopes just yet.
looking a little mottled as a good few of them are now, approaching moult.
A year ago now, when the
was being excavated within the bounds of
Bournemouth International Airport
Small beer yet, but already we are seeing signs of
taking hold and who knows it might be Spotted Crake next!