Friday, 9 April 2010


Pond dipping today - best finds were a water scorpion and some impressive caddisfly larvae (pictured). Small white butterfly was on the wing on the approach road. Red-head smew still clings on to O res (pictured). Meanwhile the little ringed plovers were about again, and on South Marsh East at dusk 5 of the pink footed geese arrived and little egret came in to roost off the river Hull. Evidence of the peregrines handy work was around in the form of a recently dispatched black-headed gull on D res.

Eagle update - the bird was apparently reported at Stockton on the Forest near York at midday today, so looks as though it is now following the Derwent upstream. If it comes back to the Tophill area again I will stick an update on.