Friday, 24 June 2022

Temporary Cabin Closure

The preparation work for the arrival of our new cabin (aka our new modular building) is about to start.  Accordingly, the last day that the cabin will be open is this coming Sunday and from Monday of next week (20th June) it and the compound, including access to the toilets, will be closed.  We anticipate that it will be at least three weeks before the new cabin is able to operate.

Many apologies for any inconvenience this may cause – but it’s all in a good cause as you will see when our new cabin is installed.

Best wishes.

Robin


Friday, 17 June 2022

Moth night sat 18th

 Got to be 10pm start time now, with 9.30pm on, for arrivals.

Another 22 species were observed 2wks ago, all in pristine condition. Hope it's not windy or too cold, it should be a bumper crop!

See whoever then.

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Hurricane flying over Cromwell Bottom Saturday afternoon


 

Bird Sightings May 2022

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Goosander, Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestre, Peregrine, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Cuckoo, Swift, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Whinchat, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Bullfinch. With thanks to Jeff Milne, Mike Henshaw and David Sutcliffe for sharing their sightingsw.

Friday, 3 June 2022

Moth night sat 4th

 I think 9.30 arrivals for 10.00pm start this time, summer must be here! 

Last time we had a decent haul,

Tachystola acroxantha, large twin spot, green carpet, and straw dot, before it got dark.

Eudonia mercurella, flame carpet, pebble hook tip, white spotted pug, grey birch,poplar hawk moth, silver ground carpet, white ermine, pale tussock, flame shoulder, brightline brownleye, pebble prominent, clouded drab, ingrained clay, ancylis bandana, lesser swallow prominent, common white wave, and common swift, all came after dark and mostly around the lamp.

22 in just a couple of hours, it's that time of year now, anything can arrive and haul numbers are unguessable.

So sit watching the tv or go hands on with nature and get down for a moth night.

See whoever then.