Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Same Old Story - Rory Gallagher

There has been little change in the weather pattern in recent days with conditions remaining rather dank and dismal but the mild temperatures also continuing. However, while all around us seem to be taking advantage of the unseasonably temperate nights we have secure no more here from the Traps than c5
 DECEMBER MOTH
 a Moth??
LARVAE
plus the tiniest of
WOOD LICE
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We caught the clamour at Parley Pond as our arrival coincided
with that of the Bun Lady. They say this is a daily event when she arrives to jettison yesterdays
'none-sales' of buns and sarnies alike and always resulting in a melee.
 Otherwise, it has been a story of same, same up at the ponds
 with
TEAL
 showing in numbers up to a maximum of c19.
 KESTREL
 did put in a brief appearance
 before we got back to the more usual
 GADWALL
 the resident
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GREY WAGTAIL
 and the now ever present 'pair' of
 WIGEON
 the Missus being a little coy on the day!
 
 CORMORANT
again favouring the Gravel Pit.
 On the Heath we were mightily lucky to crack these shots off
 GREEN SANDPIPER
 and just in time to arrive at the
Sewerage Works Hedge
to capture both the illusive female
 BULLFINCH
 and a most obliging
FIRECREST
not recorded here for 2 or 3 weeks now.
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