At dusk last night Dee and I sat out on the terrace for a few beers and to listen out for anything of interest. It's a shame I'm not into moths a little more, something I've been considering getting more involved in but haven't really progressed yet, as there were several attractive species to be found around the porch lights.
|Gloomy start to the day weatherwise|
, which sing well into the night were still going, we think at least three in total and It wasn't long before at least two Tawny Owls
began calling. Shortly after a Scops Owl
, which calls each night began but the bonus was a churring Nightjar
! Which could be heard, sadly at some distance, for the whole hour or so we were out. A few Bats too, probably Pipistrelle
before we called it a night, it gets quite chilly here at the moment after sunset.
|Good job were not here for the weather!|
Today (Saturday) the weather has deteriorated a little more with low cloud and drizzle and a very chilly 10C! My morning walk had the usual selection of species with Nuthatch
, Golden Oriole
, Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Cirl Bunting singing from his usual tree.