This week I've been out ringing tawny owls, on Saturday morning I did the fifth CBC survey at Druridge, to be honest it was too windy, a strong force 5-6 NE wind, so a lot of singing birds will have gone unheard...
Easy to find though were nesting greylags
greylag goose nest with two eggs
Cuckoo flower or ladies smock
There wasn't much else of note.
Today I went to Gosforth Park, ringing with the NHS ringing group. It's good at Gosforth and I am learning lots about ageing and sexing birds, we caught c50 birds including two groppers.
The moth trap in the garden has been quiet, we did catch a streamer last night which is a stunning moth, hopefully there will be piccies tomorrow.
Also at home, the swifts have arrived back in the street, as I was seiving my compost this evening three of them went screeeeeeeming down the street - summer is defo here.. oh, maybe not..... it's forecast for frost tomorrow night!
Hoping to do some ringing come june, I help out my local ringer, as you say there's a lot to learn about sexing and aging :-)
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