Monday, 20 April 2015
Angle Shades and an Exhausted Pigeon
Saturday night's moth trapping session only produced 3 moths of 3 species. Min temperature was only 2.9 degrees centigrade so I suppose its not surprising. The moths included yet another Hebrew Character and Clouded Drab and a nice surprise in the shape of Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) - another new species for the year. A very unusual looking moth and I only trap a few each year despite the fact that they are relatively common.
B was planting some seeds this afternoon when an exhausted racing pigeon landed at his feet. He put out some food and water for the bird which eventually fluttered onto the roof of next door's extension.
Later if flew off more strongly onto the roof of our other neighbour so hopefully once its rested it will continue its journey and arrive home safely. Last time we had a Racing Pigeon in the garden it never left and seemed to pair up with one of the local Feral Pigeons!