2010 - 8 moths of 6 species
2009 - 4 moths of 4 species
2008 - 1 moth of 1 species
2007 - 3 moths of 3 species
2006 - 2 moths of 2 species
2005 - 3 moths of 2 species
So there's nothing to panic about.
Anyway, back to the fell and despite the wind which was keeping most things down I did manage to bag a few things. There is a lot more Willow Warbler singing today, which would make me think obviously there has been an increase in numbers but I found two individuals nest building so I wonder if they are just singing more now they have paired up? Single Grasshopper Warbler singing behind the village still and a Lesser Whitethroat there at last. I got another year tick earlier in the day when 3 Swift were over the railway station in town when I passed there earlier on a message together with half a dozen House Martin. There were two more Swift were over the fell as I wandered later.
|Common Swift - the first of the year|
The adjacent fell gave me another one with Wall Brown
|Green Tiger Beetle|
|Three-nerved Sandwort in the South Burn Woods|
To update the lists they now stand at
Birds - 97
Hoverflies - 8
Flowers - 145