Monday, July 02, 2007

More Twite

Returned to the Midgley feeding station tonight to top up the seed, Twite have now increased to 12. They are also feeding in the meadows between Thorney Lane and the moor itself with all the birds in one flock, difficult to tell what they were feeding on as they dropped into the long grass and dissappeared from view. No evidence of any heading back onto the moor so maybe these are birds that have finished breeding or are young birds. Tim Walker also reports 20 twite at Derby Delph today, there may have been more but "rain stopped play" as he put it.

1 comment:

Nick Carter said...

Forgot to mention we also had a magnificent Emperor moth caterpillar, what a spectacular beast!