Poor old Gilbert is getting restless. Despite the fact that there is more interest in wildlife than ever before, it seems that most of the so-called conservation organisations are losing interest in species. Instead they prefer to babble on about landscape scale conservation and ecosystem services (whatever they are). Could this be because most of their staff don't have any knowledge about species if they don't have four legs?
This is my attempt to encourage an interest in good old-fashioned natural history.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Too good to last

It couldn't go on forever and the first Wood Warbler nest has been predated. No surprise who the culprit was.

This was Goshawk wood nest. What are the Gos's up to? They should leave those tough old racing pigeons alone and have some nice fresh Jay for dinner. Nevertheless it is still a remarkably good year so far, I checked on Crossroads, Wagtail, Fir Twig Tent and Larch Brash nests yesterday morning and all were ok. In the evening I went to Sneaky nest to ring the adults and young and they were also ok. Hopefully the change in the weather won't adversely affect them.

After doing the Wood Warblers I headed back to Browndown to have another look for White Spot. No luck with that, the best moth seen being Yellow Belle but I did stumble across the very rare and stunning Starry Clover Trifolium stellatum.

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