|Common Quaker my first of the year|
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Quakers & Daffodils
Only 1 moth caught overnight - a Common Quaker, due to temperature dropping to 3.5C and heavy rain overnight. A common enough species in the spring but it was my first of the year which is always nice. Last night was the first time for many weeks I haven't heard any Tawny Owls when I listened. Again, probably due to the weather but they will be nesting now and I've found they do go a bit quiet once their territories are established again.
Being a bit busy (as well as the weather), I didn't have the time to have a wander today but I did give the Fell a little check. On the way back from shopping at Pity-Me, I called in to the top car park to eat my McDonalds and watch the Community Conservation Team in action. Sorry, but I would have joined in and done a bit of Bilberry and Heather planting but I just didn't have the time. The first few Daffodils have just opened up by the car park, despite the cloud and rain. These are not wild nor planted but presumably dumped from someone's garden - a result of botanical fly tipping! A small flock of 18 Siskin flew over and landed in the Downy Birches nearby. I took my rubbish home of course but unlike many by the looks of it, as Beaney Lane has empty McDonalds boxes and bags scattered along the whole length of it.