Thursday, 19 April 2018
D Day!! (Vitamin D that is)..
Started the day with an uncomfortably large car bill after MOT and service!
By far the best day of the year (- hottest April day for 70 years!-) being hot, sunny but a bit 'squinty' without sunglasses. Disappointingly, both PHP and QECP were devoid of insects and pretty much no bees, wasps nor hovers at either site. Just nine butterflies of four species, an unsurprising male Orange Tip being the best. The water was pretty much devoid of birds other than two 'proper' Greylags and both GCGs; the sky much the same with just twelve Buzzards (plus two more on the way home and one over the garden) in groups of eight and four. Plenty of birdsong including Treecreeper and plenty of Blackcap including one above.
These terrapins, two of four were out basking.
At QE two invisible singing Firecrests was it!!
Rather like this giant Bee Home for giant bees!