Monday, April 27, 2009



This Early Thorn was at our window last night. I like the 'thorns' they are quite butterfly - like, and are not too bad to i.d! Just watch, someone will tell me this is a purple thorn...

Tonight as I walked Bunty through the village, my first Yellow Wagtail of the year was bathing in the pond. It flew off north, calling. Had I been at the house it would have gone on to the garden list as it passed right over. Should I...mmmm.

4 comments:

Dean said...

Early Thorn is correct, Stewart.

Regards the Yellow Wag, isn`t there a birders rule saying that if you see something flying over your patch, although you are not on the patch itself, it counts.

Stewart said...

Ah, nice one Dean! That'll do for me...

Tricia said...

See what you mean about it being "butterfly" like. Another new one for me. :D

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

Just catching up with your blog Stewart after my own pooter troubles, good stuff in there, especially the moth stuff. Keep them coming. BTW first Whimbrels today down here, and last week the Hobbies n Swifts arrived en masse