Monday, April 06, 2009
Down at the Spar this morning this Early Grey was 'roosting' by the entrance. I relocated it to a more camouflaged position on a dead log. According to Parrack and Dunn this is a scarce moth this far north, though their information is dated now. If anyone can enlighten me on its status please leave a comment.
Up until now spring migrants have been few and far between for me but on the way home tonight that all changed. At the Lesbury Bridge a flock of hirundines took me by suprise, so I pulled over to check them out. There were 25+ Sand Martins and an early Swallow (this far north) feeding low over the bridge probably dropped down by the cool breeze and low cloud. Its nice to see them back.