At last the halfway mark is passed in NZ2549, thanks to the first decent catch this year in the moth trap and yesterday tramping around in the damp alder woodland... but it was worth it. There are about a dozen oak trees in the wood, that consists mainly of alder and birch with a very damp ground floor layer and in these oaks I found a singing (and probably breeding) Wood Warbler. This species is getter rarer by the year in the NE and my first in the square since 2002. Well chuffed.
|My Wood Warbler, damn that branch|
|Chrysotoxum arcuatum - A strictly northern and western hoverfly, locally frequent up north |
|Mosses & Liverworts
|Fungi & Slime Moulds
|Amphibians & Reptiles
|Aggregates & hybrids (not included)
So that's past half way and the easier half is done, onward and upward.
NZ2549 Waldridge, VC66 .
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