Saturday, 28 May 2011

Quiet again

Windy again overnight and wet, the minimum temperature was 10.7C and this morning it seemed the trap was empty. It almost was, with only 4 Heart and Dart and 2 Clouded-bordered Brindle braving the weather overnight. Still very blustery during the day and all I managed to see on the insect front was a single Green-veined White butterfly and a Scorpion fly.

A few more species of flowering plant were added by checking around the big field for 20 minutes mainly because at least they can't hide from the weather to much of a degree. These were Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle, Common Couch, Yorkshire-fog , Perennial Rye-grass, Common Lime and Common Nettle. Bird-wise it was really quiet with nothing particularly of note but the Starlings seem to have had a good breeding season so far with a flock of 60 birds consisting mainly of juveniles flying around.

Weather for the next two days - the same - Oh joy!

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