After yesterdays cold temperatures, it was straight on with the fleece this morning, the wind was less strong and made everything a little more pleasant. I attempted counting the moths on my own this morning, Pete is going to do tomorrow, luckily with fingers and toes I could count all the moths in both traps!! 17 moths of 7 species just a tad lower than the 350 of 27 species on Friday! it would be safe to say the temperature had a lot to do with it.
Once the traps were put away I started the walk, 2 BLACKCAPS were in the car park and 15 LINNETS flew up from the veg garden, which also briefly had a SWALLOW wheeling around over it. The next bird I saw making it's way north along the valley was large and had slightly bowed wings, without the bins I thought, Grey Heron, once I got the bird in the bins it was definitely not a Heron and as it lifted it's wings for another flap the shape and markings became clear, OSPREY (87), I've never had a spring record before and it's only the fifth one I've recorded for the site in 14 years, suddenly it didn't feel quite so cold, Stephen arrived just seconds after it disappeared behind the trees on the skyline, at least it's early in the year so we will have more chances to catch up with another maybe. I continued the walk and watched 2 GREY HERONS fly up the valley towards me. There were 5 GREYLAG GEESE on the lake with 2 CANADAS and the COOT, who was looking a bit lonely. The NIGHTINGALE was again in good voice and 6 HERRING GULLS flew south west.The YELLOWHAMMERS were feeding in the freshly sown field and I counted 6 this morning. Back up by the veg garden a MEADOW PIPIT flew high north followed by the second Swallow of the visit. Getting into the car a TREECREEPER was heard singing, a nice way to end.