Monday 27 October 2014

Jays and Red Admirals

Lade - 0700hrs - warm, dry and sunny, s 2 - The garden mv held five moths this morning with a late Mouse Moth being the only noteworthy record. I`ve persisted through the month because of the mild weather and other trap sites nearby attracting some good species, but that`s it now, for me the season is over...
We worked the local patch in spring-like sunshine where a Swallow over south lake was also enjoying the clement conditions, along with ten Red Admirals by the ponds. Around the willow swamp at least ten Chiffchaffs and three Jays, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, plus calling Cetti`s Warblers and Water Rails. South lake remains a Coot and Gadwall hot-spot and the Red-crested Pochard was still present.
As for viz mig, well there really wasn't any apart from several each of Mipit, Skylark and Goldfinch overhead. So far the lack of migrants has mirrored last autumn, and I still haven't noted Siskin or Brambling, and had only one Redpoll.

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