A surprise on Sunday was a Whooper Swan on the sea amongst the summering flock at Palace. I didn't get Whooper on the Palace patch last year so very welcome.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The Sedge Warbler in the garden on Sunday was the first seen actually in the garden in the time we've lived here, despite the species breeding just a few hundred metres away. There was another in a more familiar haunt yesterday, one in the hawthorn hedge.
I'd been hunting around the hedge as there were the first hoverflies of the year in the ditch by the track, at least three Eristalis pertinax and a number of bumble impersonators which I've not yet got around to identifying, later. I should have put the moth traps out as well but somehow fell asleep in front of Jules...