Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 5
Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 1
Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 12
Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 1
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 7
|Powdered Quaker caught overnight|
I think its time to start sallowing.
The Tawny Owls last night were going mad with their calling, various combinations of the hoot and 'kvick' and though I only saw a shadow of one, they were obviously flying around quite a bit and there was at least 4 birds involved. They will probably all have chicks now. A Red Fox was also calling, doing that 'waaaah' call followed by a single bark. at the same time. Not sure what was happening in the woods in the middle of the night. In addition to all that I heard a Woodcock roding. A good night for the nocturnals even though I didn't see a thing!
It was a good morning too, a familiar looking shape at the top of the one of the trees by Waldridge Hall farm was indeed a lone Waxwing. It spent just a few minutes there preening before it flew off. It could not have been there long because I was watching the Great spotted Woodpecker in the same tree shortly before and it wasn't there then, I just happened to glance up again at the right time.
|Waxwing at Waldridge Hall Farm|