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Sat 1st May 2010

Posted on May 1, 2010 at 1:55 PM

birds : With the annual Guernsey Bird Race taking place tomorrow, I can neither confirm nor deny that I have seen any birds at all this week. The weather forecast does not look too likely for an epic total, but previous experience has shown that it is all pretty random and difficult to predict. The good thing though is that it isn't going to be sunny all day as that always seems to make it much harder work. So I shall be meeting up with the rest of the "Sultans of String" at 4:30 tomorrow morning for a full day of giving it some welly!

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At the moment, the few remaining Little Egrets on the island are in their 'courtship' plumage with the usual greyish coloured facial skin turning to a pale rose-pink colour.

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Little Egret, Claire Mare

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Also, instead of their feet being the usual bright golden-yellow colour, they turn a salmon-pink.

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moths : It was a rather chilly night so I was not exactly surprised to see a paltry total in the trap - just 9 moths of 8 species.

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Herald

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probably a Marbled Green larva

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nonsense : Have been doing the garden recently (with a bit of help . . . )

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One wild flower that grows in abundance in our garden is the Triquetrous Garlic aka the Three-cornered Leek aka the Stinking Onions. It is the plant I associate with Guernsey, as it is so common and I had never seen it before I moved here.

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Stinking Onions

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Click on the picture below to see the latest birding film poster.

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