Friday, 25 March 2011


A misty cold start with the temperature down to 1.6C by 6am, I had already made the decision to give the Quakers a rest and leave the moth trapping until tonight. For an unknown  reason the bird table has become its busiest for some time. Today it held 3 Common Starling feeding on the nut balls, 2 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 3 Blue Tit, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, and 2 Chaffinch. Rather surprising considering how little much food I putting out.
The first Lesser Celandine flower of the year

Amongst the flora now in flower in the hedge and roadside by the house today were Common Groundsel, Lesser Celandine, Goat WillowDog's Mercury and Red Dead-nettle.

Dog's Mercury - most plants now in full flower

3 Small Tortoiseshell and a Comma were flitting around them with, and at long last my first Bumblebee of the year, a queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee looking for a suitable site for nest.

Comma sunning itself by the path

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