So it was very pleasing, but not a total surprise, to discover five of the critters on the egg boxes this morning. A scattering of Silver Y's, two Dark Sword-grass and three Rusty-dot Pearl were the supporting migrant cast, with my first Dusky Thorn of 2015 also present. Several more micros have been given the EOS treatment and now await scrutiny. Quite what has happened to the migrant birds around Newland's is a bit of a mystery; maybe that maize crop isn't as attractive as I thought or, on the other hand there might not be any birds here at all?
|Not your average image of a Dusky Thorn|