I say "finally", but actually 400 is a bloody fine tally for early March. If it wasn't for Ali's (frankly quite ridiculous) surge into the record breaker's book, I'd be very pleased with attaining 400 in March.
Anyway, lovely weather today (no wind, no rain, no sleet, no snow, no midges - that's pretty much as good as it ever gets up here) so I took the day off work and hit the square big time. I added over 50 species today, Floating Sweet-grass Glyceria fluitans being a 1KSQ addition even for the BSBI.
|Doesn't come much sexier than this, huh? (umm...)|
I found this wee sweetie sunning itself on a tree trunk. Coz yeah, we even had sunshine today!
|Megabunus diadema (aka the Mascara Harvestman)|
I managed a few bryophytes and lichens whilst checking the trees for 'proper' species (oh no I di'int!)
|Sticta canariensis with Mycobilimbia pilularis in the background|
|Sticta fuliginosa with a big, fat fingernail in the foreground|
My fave shot of the day was of a rarely recorded bird for my square. I heard them calling, looked up, nailed them in the bins and only then reached for the camera. If nothing else, this shows that even Skye enjoys the blue stuff from time to time. Next lot due in May...
|Rooks - not at all common over Uig, though you get them regularly in Portree (less than 20 miles away)|
I won't add a full list, though I could maybe link to my 1KSQ 2018 Spreadsheet? Nah, you aren't really that interested! Total after today's efforts is 401 species with several more in pots on my desk.
And I'm taking tomorrow off work too.....