Saturday, 30 October 2010

5 days of dark

First posting since last Sunday, mainly because it was dark when I left for work and dark when I came back.  With only 4 moths of four species in the trap this morning, which is considerably better than the none and one on the previous two attempts, I'm already wishing it was March. The fours singletons overnight were Angle Shades, Grey Pine Carpet, Light Brown Apple Moth and a Blair's Shoulder-knot. 

Single 7-spot Ladybird and Light Brown Apple Moth strayed into the house on Monday/Wedsnesday

The Tawny Owls have started calling again and I have heard them calling from the Paddock or the Hermitage Wood the last few nights. With the wind blowing strongly from the west or south-west all week, the only other bird records of note I have had are a few Siskin overhead, a flock of 20 Curlew heading west and last Tuesday I saw a flock of about 140 Wood Pigeon heading SW.

A single Common Daisy  flowered in the front lawn this morning, a week after the last cut of the year.


  1. Pull yersell together man. Stop wishing your life away.
    Don't want to depress you more but..............don't forget the clocks tonight/ this morning. AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH !

  2. John,

    You're quite right of course and that's what I needed - a boot up the backside to get me kick-started. And it got me out early this morning (no lie in with the clock changes) and not a bad day because of it.
    So nice one - cheers