Whilst the blog posting may be a reference to our current celebrities it is also a reference to the icy grasp of winter! That's 'ur lot folks - first green sandpiper on the 21st, followed by dunlin on the 23rd, greenshank on the 26th and common sandpiper on the 29th. Breeding seasons been and gone and they're heading back south - as I always say spring starts in December when the Tawny's start scrapping over territories. So on this cheery note a look at some of the summers highlights - barn owls successfully bred on the North Scrub - an initial 3 birds appeared as two when Robin Arundale of the Wolds Barn Owl Group arrived - but the eldest may have already jumped. Pictures by John Hesslewood of the nest box team:
News of a couple of events this weekend too:
It's national moth night this weekend and to celebrate Martin will be allowing onlookers to join him this Sunday Morning at 10am at the wildlife centre. Its a drop in event so no booking necessary - hopefully a muggy night will produce a trap full of impressive species. A fitting tribute to the milestone 550th species recorded at Tophill Low since 1993 last weekend in the form of poplar kitten - details on Martins blog.
In the afternoon by popular demand too will be a botanical walk with Alan Marshall - our resident botanist and finder of hybrid St.John's wort and other such delights. Again drop in to join him at 2pm on Sunday 6th afternoon.