Tuesday 15 May 2012

Nothing to say in a north-westerly

Heysham Obs
No moths and no birds other than 6 distant Gannets on an early-morning seawatch (thanks Jean, Pete, John).  A great day for going straight from home to the day's fieldwork without wondering what you were missing

Just prior to typing this, the highlight for the day was marble-sized hailstones for about 1 minute at High Tatham.  I have never known a spring like this for persistently polar weather - I have not set a moth trap (other than checking the 'constant-effort' trap at Heysham) for over a month during which time there have been no night temperatures above 8C!