Thursday, 20 May 2010
Birds, butterflies and moths
Garden butterflies today - speckled wood and holly blue. Photo of speckled wood above - only a record shot I am afraid as the butterfly kept flying away whenever I got too close and this is cropped version of the original photo.
Blue Tit Update
Pleased to report that the chicken wire seems to be keeping the great spotted at bay and, although, he has visited the feeders, he seems to have lost interest in the nestbox. Blue tit nestlings are thriving - some very funny scenes today as the male bird kept appearing with massive green caterpillars and couldn't understand why the nestlings seemed unable to swallow them!
Garden Moths - Will be running my moth trap tonight (at long last a warm, cloudy evening)and hoping to improve my dismal total of 30 moths of 8 species over 15 trapping sessions since the start of the year!