Monday, 15 April 2013
Signs of spring
Ravensworth Fell - 2 Little owl
Lamlesey water meadows - 1 White Wagtail on the flash pool
Birtley reedbeds - 50+ swallow. House martin. Sand martin. Lots of passerines migrating mainly Meadow Pipits but nothing coming down to feed.
Westfield Pasture - 2 Comma, 2 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Brambling, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, several Common toad and a Roe Deer
Ryton - Bullfinch and Siskin in a garden
Shibdon Pond - 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peacock.
Saltwell Park - 2 Swallow, many Chiffchaff and Nuthatch, 32 Redwing, a Bullfinch and a Goldcrest.
Derwent Walk Country Park - Sand Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler all present today am. Grey Wagtail showing well on river along with at least one pair Goosander and 2 pair Tufted Ducks on Clockburn Lake.
West Kyo - 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Lapwing, 6 Fieldfare and a male Goosander high over heading South West.
Greenside - Moth trap produced
0647 Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) 1
2182 Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda) 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 1
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 1
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 4