Saturday 20th April

A beautiful Easter weekend as forecast, makes a pleasant change,and the migrating birds are taking advantage of this high pressure to move north. Lots of Swallows are passing through and the locals have moved back into the stables, Warblers are returning, Willow Warblers are plenty and we have heard three Grasshopper Warblers. The Stonechats remained here through the winter, and now the males are perching high up claiming their territory.
The warm weather also brings out the idiots and yesterday was no exception, see attached photos.

The moth numbers dropped during the past few really cold nights but have now picked up again, a few photos are attached.
On the way along the channel side to check on the Natterjack ponds, there were four sheep with one new lamb and unfortunately another lamb drowned in a pool, then further on a dead Badger on the tide line, these high tides have probably caught them both unawares.
Finally, this rapid increase in temperature caused the Highland cow to cool off.