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Moths and Birds for Beginners

Saturday, May 11th 2013

Last night was cold, wet and windy and this meant that we only caught eight moths in the trap.  Over a cup of tea we used the moth books to identify them as Common Quaker, Small Quaker and Clouded Drab. 

Our attention then focused on the birds in the back garden.  Lesser Redpolls are still feeding and enjoying the Nyger seeds.  Chaffinches were identified, along with Greenfinch and Goldfinch.  Siskin were also seen.

Identifying the birds

For some time the Jays have been absent from the back garden but over the last week, three have visited.  They rarely sit still for long.  

Jay

Late in the afternoon we spotted a Robin collecting food from the tree stump.  

Robin

The voles are still feeding from under the feeders, outside the kitchen window.

vole


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