Sunday, 3 April 2016

No coat required

Lade - warm, dry and sunny, s 2 - The warmest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring into the mid-teens by early afternoon, and even just after dawn it was balmy enough on the local patch to dispense with a coat. With a southerly airflow wafting over the peninsula it was no surprise to record our first Sedge Warbler of the season singing away in Mockmill, plus singles of migrant Wheatear, Swallow and Chiffchaff around the site. On the Desert a pair of Stonechats and singing Linnets, Mipits and Skylarks, plus 4 Cetti`s Warbler in song around the willow swamp. A Song Thrush flushed from scrub was noteworthy and walking back along the foreshore 20 Sandwich Terns noisily flew east.

  I flashed up the garden moth trap last night which produced the first moths of the season: Hebrew Character and Common Quaker.

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