A week of firsts!
Facebook came up with a sighting of a Barnical Goose and a Shoveler at Yeadon tarn, I made the trip up in the rain but didn't manage to fin them on my first visit. Next day the weather was better and both were easy to find. I have not seen a Barnical Goose before. Someone said it could be a escape, but I'm happy to put it on my list.
The Shoveler was way out in the middle of the tarn, so photos not to good. At first we thought it was a female, but looking closely it is a moulted male.
Wednesday was a morning at Denso looking for snails and Slugs , got to see some Frog spawn , a toad was under the nature board. A group of visiting school children manage to see Newts as well.
Thursday was a warm day, the new thermometer shows how warm it can get in the back garden in the sun. I got to see my first Butterfly.. A Comma while out walking the dog.
|5pm on Thursday.|
I have Joined the Garden Moth Scheme this year for the first time , starting last Friday. First week I caught nothing, but last night managed to catch one of the smallest moths you will notice. A lovely
Twenty-plume moth (Alucita hexadactyla)