It's been another very quiet week on the Meadow. The main point of interest have been an increase in autumn birds with Meadow Pipits numbers noticeably up and Golden Plover now up to 75 birds, often to be seen wheeling around in the sky. There were also about half a dozen YELLOW WAGTAILS in amongst the cattle today. Lapwing are also regularly hanging out on the Meadow with up to fifty on some days. The warmer weather is offering a welcome reprieve for the summer insects after the cold snap and moth numbers in the trap are up again though for me it's been the same few species of late. The highlight of the week for me was finding a CLOUDED YELLOW in Burgess Field.
Burgess Field Clouded Yellow