Sunday, 30 September 2012

Too busy for nature

A busy couple of weeks resulting in so little time to wander around. Last weekend I didn't even get around the patch but a skien of 48 Pink-footed Geese over in the morning was a little compensation. Heavy rain early this week flooded the riverside park again but it wasn't as bad as earlier this year.

Only one attempt with putting the moth trap out and even that I abandoned after midnight as there was a risk of it blowing away! Only one brave Light Brown Apple Moth dropped in before I switched it off.

This weekend was not much better and a short walk in the blustery wind and light showers produced 3 Chiffchaff, all singing in some way or another, a Willow Tit and despite the weather, a Speckled Wood butterfly. Small numbers of Meadow Pipits and a couple of Skylarks over were the only signs of migration.

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