Sunday, 16 March 2014

First Frog Spawn

This morning there were six Common Frogs in the pond together with a small clump of spawn.



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Garden Moth Update - Saturday 15th March 2014

A pleasant find this morning, five moths in the trap.

2187 Common Quaker 1
2188 Clouded Drab 3
2190 Hebrew Character 1

 

Garden Moth - First Trapping Session

The first GMS (Garden Moth Scheme) moth trapping session with the 30W Actinic Light was on Friday 7th March 2014.

The overnight minimum temperature was 2.2°C.

2190 Hebrew Character 1



Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 9th March 2014

Feral Pigeon 6
Woodpigeon 2
Starling 2
Jackdaw 8
Blackbird 2
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 1
House Sparrow 7
Dunnock 2
Goldfinch 4
Greenfinch 2
Chaffinch 1
Collared Dove 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts and Fat Balls.
Water

Mammals: Wood Mouse
Amphibians: Common Frogs (up to 4)
Butterflies: 1 Small Tortoiseshell & 1 Peacock were seen the garden on 13/3

1st Ladybird of the year

On  the 1st March, we found two 7-spotted Ladybirds in the garden.


There were also two Emmelina Monodactyla (1524) found deep inside a hebe bush.


Garden Birdwatch - Week Starting 2nd March 2014

Feral Pigeon 3
Woodpigeon 1
Starling 6
Blackbird 2
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Robin 2
House Sparrow 9
Dunnock 2
Goldfinch 7
Greenfinch 3
Chaffinch 1
Jackdaw 3
Collared Dove 1
Wren 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts, Suet and Fat Balls.
Water

Mammals: Wood Mouse, Fox

The Great Train Goodbye at Shildon

On the Sunday 16th February 2014, we went to the National Railway Museum at Shildon, County Durham. It was great to see Sir Nigel Gresley, Union of South Africa, Dominion of Canada, Dwight D Eisenhower, Bittern and off course Mallard.






Garden Birdwatch (February Catch Up)

Week Starting 2nd February 2014

Robin 2
House Sparrow 12
Woodpigeon 3
Dunnock 3
Goldfinch 6
Greenfinch 2
Blackbird 2
Starling 5
Feral Pigeon 3
Jackdaw 2
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 3
Great Tit 1
Wren 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts, Suet and Fat Balls.
Water

Other mammals: Wood Mouse


Week Starting 9th February 2014
Robin 1
House Sparrow 8
Blackbird 2
Dunnock 2
Woodpigeon 2
Goldfinch 7
Greenfinch 1
Starling 9
Feral Pigeon 6
Jackdaw 3
Collared Dove 2
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Magpie 1

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts, Suet and Fat Balls.
Water

Other mammals: Wood Mouse

Week Starting 16th February 2014

Starling 4
Blackbird 2
Robin 1
Goldfinch 5
Greenfinch 2
Chaffinch 1
House Sparrow 8
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 2
Coal Tit 1
Great Tit 1
Feral Pigeon 5
Woodpigeon 2
Jackdaw 2
Collared Dove 2
Long-tailed Tit 2

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts, Suet and Fat Balls.
Water

Other mammals: Wood Mouse

Week Starting 23rd February 2014

Starling 3
Blackbird 2
Robin 2
Goldfinch 4
Chaffinch 1
Greenfinch 2
House Sparrow 9
Dunnock 2
Blue Tit 2
Coal Tit 2
Great Tit 1
Feral Pigeon 5
Woodpigeon 3
Jackdaw 3

Food: Sunflower Hearts, Seed, Peanuts, Suet and Fat Balls.
Water

Other mammals: Wood Mouse
Amphibian : Common Frog