Lade - 0730hrs - cold, sunny, nw3 - With the dreaded north-westerly wind scudding across the Marsh this morning temperatures dropped into single figures; so, ditched the shorts in favour of thermals again. Flogged around the local patch more in hope than expectation. However, 5 Marsh Harriers circling over Airport Pits made for a curious sight - probably a plentiful food supply on offer. Summer migrants were represented by Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler, while Linnets, Skylarks and Mipits were all in song.
Been running the garden moth trap for a week or more now with nothing much except a few quakers and early greys. So, despite the chilly night was surprised to find a herald on the summer house door, only my second record of this cracking spring moth.