Friday, March 04, 2011

Spring has sprung...

Kitti's are back! Not that I've seen them mind you, but this morning Jane had 50 ish on the sea in our bay calling and flying to the cliffs. By this evening when I got down there they had flown back out to sea, probably to roost.

This week Tawny Owls have been much in evidence in the village with 4 or more calling each night. Tonight a male was hooting in flight as he flew up our drive into the copse next to the house. Another male was hooting from the far end of the same wood, while a female kee-wicked from the pines near the village hall. I must get a nest box up in the copse sometime....

Tonight is garden moth survey night for the first time in 2011. Last years opener drew a blank but that wont be the case this evening...

3 comments:

Dean said...

"but that wont be the case this evening..."
It was obviously warmer where you are then Stewart. A tad chilly down here. Fingers crossed for you.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Hello Stewart, It was my first garden moth trap night and I drew a blank! It was also the first session at out coastal ringing site and that wasn't much better with only 5 birds trapped! Cheers, Seumus

Stewart said...

Dean -It was cool but I had already caught a Pale B Beauty in the trap before this post!

Seumus - Hopefully the temperature will rise above the 10 degree mark soon so we can all catch a few more moths than of late...