Spring Sightings…

Despite the constant heavy rain we have had some southerly warmer winds that no doubt assisted some early migrants to arrive.

A Blackcap was noted in full song at Toad Holes Beck on the 6/4 followed by a single Willow Warbler at Raw Nook LNR on the 8/4

The large party of Siskin at T H Beck has reduced to 16 feeding birds suggesting birds are now starting to disperse to breed.

Spring moths have been in short supply probably due adverse spring weather.

Although I had a nice surprise when I looked at the moth trap on 7/4.

I found a Acleris cristana on the side of the trap.

This moth ( A site first) is certainly not a common moth in the Bradford/Yorkshire area.

One of the main shrubs the larva feeds on is Blackthorn, which can be found at both Caldene fields and Toad Holes Beck so fingers crossed the moth becomes established in our recording area.

Oh! Nearly forgot a Brimstone butterfly was at Caldene fields on the 31/3

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