Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Swallows and Amazons


A warm and sunny day again today after yesterday evening's deluge!

A small band of us went looking for Swallow nests locally today and in total we found four nests with young and were able to ring the nestlings, and another nest still at the egg stage. Some pairs were still prospecting or in the process of nest-building. A little netting succeeded in catching six resplendent adults too...

There seem to be plenty of moths taking advantage of this warm spell currently including many active during the day. I saw my first Chimney Sweeper moth of the year today at Pitsford Reservoir.

A few pristine-looking Painted Lady butterflies were whizzing around today and the most interesting bird was an Osprey soaring over Guilsborough village from 11.50am to Midday.


Neil M

Chimney Sweeper moth -
an image taken at Pitsford
Reservoir last year.

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