Good Morning All,
What a beautiful crisp morning it was when I arrived. The wind has got up now and it feels colder because of it. The weather is breaking us in gently for the winter to come.
We had an excellent Bat and Moth evening last night thanks to Charlotte’s hard work. We managed to get daubenton’s and common pipistrelle. We finished up around 9:30pm and would you believe it just half and hour later our pine marten showed up but we did get plenty of hedgehog action out by the feeders, the deer also waited until we all left.
The Loch is looking quite full this morning with over a hundred Canada geese milling around in front of the hides, further out there is wigeon, tufted duck, great crested grebe and few golden eye. The numbers of all of these and others will continue to rise as more arrive from the north in the coming weeks.
I would like to thank you all for your comments as regards to the way we go forward with the blog. After reading your thoughts I do have to say that there is a need to have two threads per day one that focuses purely wildlife behaviour, this thread or post will be a place where you can pop in to and find out quickly what has been happening on the wildlife front such as the information provided by you and the team here at Lowes on the timings of wildlife events, for example “the pine marten showed at 8: 50 pm and stayed for 10 minutes” and other will stay as it has been running for the last 9 months with all your comments being posted regardless of the topic, as I see this blog as not just a place to find out and learn more about the wildlife on our planet but as a place to make new friends and stay in touch with old ones. This place we all have created is a special one. I propose we call the thread for wildlife information “Daily Wildlife Brief” and we keep the the diary as is. If you post information about wildlife sightings in the diary page or ask a question we think would be relevant to the “Daily Wildlife Brief”, that’s fine, as we moderate your comments we can update the “Daily Wildlife Brief” it is only a matter of a few clicks of a mouse. So those of you who are comfortable with what you are doing now can just continue to do as you are. We will have to moderate your comments regardless of the thread you put them in so it will not be adding to our work load. Shall we have a go at it and then we can have a look at how things are working out after a week?
Many thanks for your help in this.