The next morning was pretty misty and I struggled for species but my mood lifted when a HOBBY (87) whizzed through at treetop height.
More Nightingale surveys have proved a little disappointing as none were found in three of the four squares I've done but the Sissinghurst square that includes the castle bucked the trend and did produce 5 singing birds on the 13th probably the most I've recorded in the area for some years.
The13th proved to be a really nice day and with it I added my first LESSER WHITETHROAT (88) of the year and during a guided walk that day we added a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (89). The guided walk also gave the paticipants a treat in the form of a LITTLE OWL sitting out in the open, happy to be watched by the small crowd.
|I took this a day or two after the guided walk|
Good numbers of GARDEN WARBLER have been a feature this last week with many singing and pairs following eachother up and down the hedgerows. Some sad news was the Greylags that successfully raised at least 5 young have lost them all probably to Foxes I would imagine.
We have attempted 2 nights of recording the moths but with 9 individuals on the night I looked and 10 on the night Steve recorded it didn't inspire to do more, I'm hoping tonight might prove more fruitful.
Thank you for your advice on creating space for photos, very helpful, this means now the camera has been out on a couple days in the last week or so I can now put on a few of my usual dodgy efforts :-)
|A couple of the few moths we found, Muslin Moths|