Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hols...

Last night on the way home, I had to rescue 4 newly awakened male Toads from the road at our lane end. My first amphibians of 2011 were closely followed by a Smooth Newt this evening on the road near the phone box.

Another good sign of spring is the increased Fulmar activity around the village. The other morning 6 together were slowly stiff flappng around the woods and back field before moving off inland. I imagine visitors would get a suprise if they saw this pelagic species behaving so gull-like, but they 'nest' in the local quarries around about. When I say 'nest', they seem to, but I have never seen any chicks at these sites, nor on our local sea cliffs come to that...

Had a good moth catch last night with a couple of early arrivals, see here for more details...

Im on a long weekend now, so no work until Tuesday. Get in...

2 comments:

Northumbrian Birding said...

Fulmars ,you have a point Stewart they inhabit lots of sites but do not seem to breed , they start at age 6-12 or 8-10 depending what you read ,perhaps its pair bonding ?
Brian

Geordie Magpie said...
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