"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Friday, 21 May 2010

Quick update

Just a quick update tonight.

Blue Tits

6 nestlings are growing already and female is spending less time brooding and more time searching for food. Female great spotted woodpecker returned today having been absent for a month or more. She and the male seem to be feeding young as they were flying off with mouthfuls of homemade birdcake. Unfortunately, the male turned his attention to the nest box again and seemed to be trying to hammer a hole in the roof - managed to chase him off.

Saw 2 house sparrow juveniles (first of the year) being fed by parents on the lawn today, a blackbird collecting nest material and the wren still seems to be incubating eggs in a nest in a hanging basket on the patio.


Caught quite a few last night (certainly a great improvement on previous weeks!). Will print full list and a few photos tomorrow - an unexpected theatre trip tonight meant I have only had time to identify a few macros. Only bought the moth trap last August so most of the species I am catching are new for the garden list. It is also taking me quite a time to id species as you can catch something which looks really unique only to find when checking the field guide that there are a lot of superficially similar moths and quite a few that look identical - it is a steep learning curve!

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