The toilet block lights were not on today so the only moth I found was a very dead one, not sure what it is. I hope the lights get sorted out soon otherwise my moth sightings at Wembury are going to plummet.
|Dead moth sp.|
Bird wise it was quiet with the best birds being 3 winter plumaged Slavonian grebes offshore at Wembury Point. It was a very low tide and 2 birds were seen resting on the water surface with a third bird a little further away but the views were distant and heat hazy. I thought there were 3 birds back a few weeks ago but I never saw more than 2 at the surface together at any time so it was nice to see the 3 together today.
Other birds of note were a singing chiffchaff, presumably an arriving migrant which was heard but not seen, a female kestrel and 3 male stonechats with one seen song-flighting.
Sloes were starting to flower and a peacock butterfly was seen briefly flying past. 4 common lizards were sunning themselves on the wooden fences by the footpath. Spring has certainly arrived now.
|2 common lizards|