Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New garden moth and some migrants

The Fern, Farcet Fen, 24 June 08 A new species for the garden and 5km square.

Diamond-back Moth, Farcet Fen, 23 June 08 Fifth record for the garden for this migrant. All previous records during the great migrant summer of 2006.

Dark Sword-grass, Farcet Fen, 24 June 08.
The first record of this migrant since the 14 I caught during the summer of 2006.

Small Dusty Wave, Farcet Fen, 23 June 08.

We got new builders!

Our new builders, Jon Avory & Sons, started on Monday and are already making their mark! See here for updates.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Turts 'n' Treeps

Turtle Doves are getting a wee bit like hens teeth these days, so its more than satisfying that it remains a garden bird for us. We had two present in May and this bird still present today. At lest two more seen on the fen today and anothr 'purring' at Lattersey Lakes this evening (a few miles from the house on the outskirts of Whittlesey).

On the Tree Sparrow front, I make it that we have around 15 pairs this year, with three broods (of 2, 3 and 4) seen in the garden during the last week.