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).
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.
Seen on the Glebe on Tuesday May 26.
Green veined white butterfly;
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;
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)