A National Record Breaker for the number of frosty nights across April looked as if they were very much about to subside, but not so Sunday night. The forecasters (who rarely get it wrong these days) had forecasted between +4°C and +7°C, for our neck of the woods, but came nowhere near with a +1°C at home and a disappointing Zero° from the Heath.
Nevertheless, that didn’t lead to total disaster with 14 Macro Moths of 8 species species attracted across all traps including a sample
Had we caught this there would have been a few missed heartbeats, but to come clean it is a
nurtured from a larvae by one of our friends. Leaving the traps and hoping for better to come we stopped the Mobile Bird Hide to watch this
obviously dropping into a nest site to
and by consequence noticed another nest at the edge of the Gorse
Strange Rover and that of the
Inspired by the spotting of the first nest and approaching the southern paddocks we wandered down to the end of one where a pair of
had nested in a box where tack is stowed but with no signs last year.
As for the weather, they say there are westerly storms and rain on the way but..........
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
and the voices of those who stand looking!
And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
and the forests will echo with laughter.
Do you remember laughter?
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin