After missing GMS last weekend I was determined to put out the moth trap this weekend. Sadly, yet again there were absolutely no moths in it at all this morning. Temperatures, however, were cold again starting at 6.6 degrees centigrade at 8.00 p.m. when I put the moth trap out and 1.4 degrees centigrade was the minimum recorded.
Mrs Blue Tit is still incubating six eggs with occasional visits from the male bringing in food for her. Incubation takes between 13 and 15 days so hopefully we may have a "happy event" between 13th and 15th May.
I haven't seen the wren entering the hanging basket all week so it looks as though sadly she has deserted due to huge amount of rainfall we have had.
Due to rain and family commitments I haven't been able to get out for the last 2 weeks and as mum is back in hospital and it looks as though we are going to have a lot more rain next week I am not sure whether I will be able to go out much in the foreseeable future.
So I'll finish off with a few photos I took round the garden this morning with the macro lens.
The pretty pink flowers of Herb Robert sprout up all over the garden
One of the Azaleas is just a mass of red flowers
Candytuft, Nasturtium and Calendula plants are starting to come up in one of the pots I planted as a nectar source (hopefully) for insects
Clematis is coming into flower
A record-breaking night in Bedfordshire
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