Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Boarding and foundations
I finally finished the foundations to the greenhouse today, well hopefully anyway. Getting the levels right has been a bit of a challenge, hopefully the greenhouse will fit on it.
Once the concrete was poured this morning it started to rain, quite hard for a while but then the sun shone. The wind's been blowing the last 24 hours so a bit of a diversion was called for and we headed for Skaill in wet suits and with boards. Considerable fun was had by all.
There were 13 Black-tailed Godwits on The Shunan yesterday with 5 Dunlin. A 2nd summer male Hen Harrier went through the garden, hunting through the Rosebay Willowherb and an Arctic Skua scythed through the rookery. The Jackdaw numbers are now quite significant. I counted 183 the other day but many more thanthat are in the roost, counting them though is tricky as they tend to come in in a large flock. i think the largest recorded flock of Jackdaws in the county is about 300, there are surely considerably more than that.
The moth trapping has been rather hurried, or at least the ID time has been limited. The most interesting moth is this Crescent which I think is a bit of a rarity (hopefully I've got the ID correct).