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02 Apr 2009 00:30 #173 by Harvey Carruthers
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Birds seen or heard on the Glebe (g) or Millennium walk (mw) today Wednesday April 1st, long tailed tit (g), Blue tit (g&mw) , Great tit (mw), Song thrush (mw), Blackbird (g&mw), Yellowhammer (mw), Linnet (g),Wren (mw), Hedge Sparrow (mw), Buzzard (g&mw), Robin (g&mw), Green and Great Spotted woodpeckers (g).

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15 Apr 2009 10:46 #180 by Harvey Carruthers
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Bumble bees seen on the Glebe on Tuesday 7th April;

Buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris
Common Carder bee, Bombus pascuorum
White-tailed bumblebee, Bombus lucorum
Bilberry bumblebee, Bombus monticola

All of the bees were feeding on a patch of ground ivy, while some of them were on gorse and flowering currant.

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25 Apr 2009 21:58 #187 by Hamish Carr
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An exploratory moth survey was carried out, evening of 21/4/09 by Trevor Woodford. Unfortunately the weather turned out to be rather cold (5 C) for most moths, but the those caught turned out to be the Common Quaker, Orthesia gracilis. Thanks to Trevor for this work, moths are not the easiest of beasts to identify.

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12 May 2009 15:52 #193 by Harvey Carruthers
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Birds seen on the Glebe today: 12/05/09
Female Blackcap
Mistle thrush

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28 May 2009 10:09 #196 by Harvey Carruthers
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Seen on the Glebe on Tuesday May 26.
Green veined white butterfly;
Carder bumblebee;
Frog;
Toad;
Willow warbler;
Skylark;
Yellowhammer;
Swift 2;
House Martin a large gathering of about 40 may be more, so many not easy to count; all feeding on aerial insects around the north east corner along with the swifts and swallows;
Swallow 2.


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28 May 2009 10:29 #197 by Harvey Carruthers
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27th May 2009 Casual records from a two hour visit between 2pm and 4pm on a windy day with sunny intervals.

Birds

Blackbird
Blackcap
Blue tit (near nest boxes)
Buzzard
Chaffinch
Crow
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Jackdaw
Pheasant
Song thrush
Swallow (nest in church porch)
Whitethroat (probably nesting)
Willow warbler
Woodpigeon
Wren
Yellowhammer

Insects

Green-veined white butterfly
Speckled yellow moth (day flying, food plant wood sage)

Grasshopper, juvenile but probably Chorthippus brunneus

Eristalis pertinax (hoverfly)

Bombus lucorum s.l. (on raspberry, distant)
Bombus pascuorum (on alkanet)
Bombus pratorum (workers and male, on alkanet, raspberry, broom and roses)
Bombus sylvestris (on alkanet)
Bombus terrestris (queen, nest searching in wooded end)

In addition a single rabbit was seen at west end.

Reported by Anne Reid

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