Saturday, 22 May 2010
Surprise lurking in the pond
Had a nice surprise lurking in the shallows of the pond today. Spotted two common/smooth newts slowly moving around. Although we have had the very occasional sighting in the pond and also found common newts hibernating in nooks and crevices in stone walls, this is the first time we have seen two together.
Young blue tits are thriving and, although male great spotted woodpecker has been on fat feeders, I haven't seen him near the nest box.
Added small white to list of garden butterflies seen this year. Five species seen in 2010 - brimstone, orange tip, holly blue, speckled wood and small white.
Details of moths seen over two trapping sessions will hopefully be posted tomorrow.