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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hailstorms and sunshine

This little moth/ butterfly flew into the kitchen at midday to avoid a hail storm, as Im not genned up on moths and butterflies can someone tell me what it is and if its common or not.

A decent day with plenty sunshine and blue skies marred only by a few heavy showers, some being hail storms but dried up in time to leave a pleasant evening.
Again the bird of the day were Swifts moving >N with a few LBB gulls heading >SW whilst a single Common gull flew over Foxhill early evening.
Danny, Cullingworth birder, has again seen and photographed 2 Common Terns at Yeadon Tarn , where are ours this year, has anyone had any local sightings yet?
BS

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Brimstone Moth ..very nice..a common moth but the first Ive seen this year..

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that Andy, hope it survives this cold wet weather

NigelK said...

Soil Hill Sunday 6th May at about 0750 hrs:

1 Common Tern Flew over my head calling low down and away WNW toward Ogden/Fly Flatts. I rang you about it.

Brian Sumner . said...

Sorry Nigel, forgot about that one, heads not what is used to be. We should have had plenty sightings by now, especially after the big move of Arctics recently.