While the forecast overnight temperature of +7°C manifested itself as a +9°C there were not a lot of Moths to be found across all 5 traps. However, we were not about to turn our nose up at the only ‘first for year’
(how they get into the traps we may never know)
TACHANID PARACITIC FLIES
(we thank John for his assistance with some of the ID's)
A spider wanders aimlessly within the warmth of a shadow
not the regal creature of border caves
But the poor, misguided, directionless familiar
of some obscure Scottish poet. (Bitter Suite)
while at pond-side the first 'fully crowned'
Across the Heath no Gorilla's in the Mist just
the first vocal
Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Not at all a familiar sight to see any bird on Dean's Ditch
World War II RAF Base
close to the Moth Traps always conjure up thoughts of how it once was
Final Port of Call was to be the Solar Panel Compound where again a feeding
only c2 found on the day making for another addition to the
The mist crawls from the canal
like some primordial phantom of romance
to curl, under a cascade of neon pollen
While I sit tied to the phone like an expectant father
your carnation will rot in a vase.