Archive for February 6th, 2008

6th February 2008, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Sightings

The Shore Lark was still present near the Red-roofed Hut today, that is until Barry showed up with a camera when it was nowhere to be seen! At Castle Water the highlight was a female Marsh Harrier quartering the reedbeds early afternoon, while 14 Snipe roosting on islands gave good views from the hide. In addition, five Pintail were present on the Bittern Excavation, and two Long-eared Owl were visible in the new roost.

6th February 2008, Wednesday

Spawn

It feels like a late frog season with a lot of stops and starts. I have not heard a chorus of males in our garden yet, but last night the mild wet weather produced the first clump of common frog Rana temporaria spawn in our garden pond. In ten years this is the second earliest date they have started.

Frogspawn - Northiam - 6 February 2008

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6th February 2008, Wednesday

Beetle Larvae

There are a lot of beetle larvae about at the moment. They can be found by turning over logs and stones. The first image shows two wireworms. They will most likely turn into click beetles.

Streetfield-Wood-TQ784 

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