A visit to Altofts Meadow to check if the curlews were still present, as Pauline had previously reported, reaped rewards with 44 curlew, 66 lapwing, 3 common buzzards in the air together then the highlight of the morning, a pair of peregrine with the female carrying a ‘kill’, both then landed on the flood bank to the RIver Calder. Throughout the morning skylarks were calling over head moving south with numerous groups of woodpigeon moving south high up.
A good turnout for the first meeting of the summer(!) and the group took a steady circular walk from Anglers down to Walton Hall and back pausing to look at the flowers and insects en route and an even longer pause at the golfer’s tea shack :¬) Here is a list of the species noted as we walked round and a picture of the crew at the pit stop.
- Insects noted
Green Longhorn (Adela reaumurella)
10-Spot Ladybird (Adalia 10-punctata)
- Spring warblers noted
Sue Gaynor was species recorder on the meeting and we will upload a full list shortly. Here are a few more pictures to be going on with.
Great Spotted Woodpecker
St Mark’s Fly
Adela reaumurella (type of long horned moth)
Cream streaked ladybird
Green Veined White