Victims of the cold

Today I was due to spend some time in the studio with my sound engineer friend Mark Fawcett, working on my new album. But around the edges of that there were various other bits of work that needed to be done, so there was very little time for wildlife. However I did manage a walk toward Wells beach, and got some nice views of redshank, curlew and oystercatcher, with more distant views of a couple of red-breasted mergansers.

Wells-next-the-Sea harbour today

Brenda reports no new flowers at the moment, and the moth trap’s only inhabitant this morning was a March moth, which we have seen already this year.

The late cold snap is perhaps the cause for a lack of moths, and I do wonder if it might affect bird movements as well. It certainly had a negative affect on Brenda and I today as we discovered that a water pipe had frozen and then burst in the loft of our house in Scotland. Emergency plumbing repairs have now been carried out, but I fear that a lot of the house is in a mess. I won’t know the full extent of the damage until I get there on Saturday…..assuming I don’t get snowed in on the way…..

Not the best of days today I fear!

No new species for March 9th:

Birds = 138
Moths = 9
Wildflowers = 23