Wednesday, 24 April 2013

More Patch Work (24th April)

Yet more patch work.  This time a bit of a longer diversion through the arable and pastoral fields behind the RSSKL.  I first checked out the newly found Little Owl haunt and was very pleased to find 2 Little Owls in the same cavity (almost certainly a pair) I am very much hoping they will breed there this year!  I also bumped into my first Brimstone of the year and there were still unusually large numbers of Peacocks about with fewer Small Tortoiseshells.  Other typical species on patch included 2 Lapwing, 2 Red Kites, Swallows and my first patch Whitethroat of the year.  The highlight was definitely the very confiding Lesser Whitethroat in the Blackthorn bushes at Whippendell Bottom.

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