11.3.15.

Sunny, but Cold and Windy on Highgate Common today.

Bird Count:- 4- Great Tit, 3- Blue Tit, 2- Robin, 2- Long-tailed Tit, 1- Pheasant, 1- Buzzard, 1- Green Woodpecker, 4- Wood Pigeon, 1- Reed Bunting, 2- Carrion Crow, 5- Chaffinch, 1- Wren, 4- Blackbird, 1- Coal Tit, 1- Dunnock, 2- Yellowhammer, 1- Kestrel.

After a mild night decided to check out Wardens office lights. 3 more Dotted Border moths had been attracted again. 1 obviously liked the light quite a lot (top photo). Is it me or can I see a skull with a bit of straw like hair on the sides? (bottom 2 photos)…

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Saw my first active Ladybird today. This one being a 7-Spot Ladybird….

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I also spotted this Millipede crossing the path….

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The next photo isn’t the best, but I felt I had to show this male Pheasant, after scaring the living daylights out of me. I was watching 2 Great Tits up in a tree. Unknown to me this male Pheasant must have been directly behind me. All of a sudden he shot up and did that loud Pheasant alarm. Wow! did I jump. He also lost a feather which floated down in front of me.  Just spotted where he landed deeper in the wood, and took this photo. I’m sure he walked off laughing!

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