Brenda writes: “Today we had gorgeous sunshine although it was still pretty chilly. The hardy Hebrew characters were the only moths flying last night. I’d hoped to have a walk in the middle of the day but having to speak to my ‘favourite’ bank when the online banking went wrong scuppered that, although I did sit in the summer house to eat my lunch!
But I managed to snatch a quick walk up the track by the cemetery towards sunset. The light was beautiful and brought out the richness of the plumage on a red kite as it floated overhead. The alexanders is now in full flower and I think it looks magnificent when it forms large clumps. It has a delicate scent which was very noticeable as I walked up the track with alexanders on either side.
There weren’t many birds around – the house sparrows are busy in the hawthorn hedge and I saw a chaffinch and a chiffchaff. You may recall Steve talking about the ‘obligatory’ little egrets. I have a new one for our local patch here in north Norfolk, the ‘inevitable’ Egyptian goose. There is a significant population and you can almost guarantee to see them on any walk locally.
You guessed it – in a field there were two Egyptian geese and a mallard.”
No new species for April 3rd:
TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 151
Moths = 14
Wildflowers = 37