Friday, 29 July 2011

Plum Central

Bird News
The black-necked grebe is still on Ibsley Water, bout half way up and towards the western shore so looking up the lake and left from the Tern hide. There were also 19 Egyptian geese and a report of 2 greenshank to go with the single common sandpiper that I saw. The little ringed plover chick still survives and was on the shore below the Tern hide.
Moth News
A very packed trap with at least 83 species identified, dentated pug was about the pick though, it was new for the year, there were a lot of moths but nothing unusual.
Other News
Yesterday I collected a bucket of fallen cherry plums and put them out by the Woodland hide to see if the badgers would come and eat them. When I arrived this morning the plums were still there, or at least most were the roe doe and one of her fawns were busily tucking into them. I did get a picture but the very overcast conditions and taking it through the one way glass add to make for a rather poor result.

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