The safari had a rest from safari-ing this morning. There was no inclination to go and walk the cliffs to Pipit Slab and back. Thought about blasting up the motorway for the Savi's Warbler but then went back to bed instead. We had a quick spin round Patch 1 instead, horrifically little doing. The Blackcap and Chiffchaff were singing, as were two Robins. Other than those it was Dunnocks, Dunnocks, Dunnocks and not a lot else. Despite yesterday's rain the Blackbirds were struggling to get worms out of the still dry ground. A lunchtime traipse to Magpie Wood give us a battle between two male Speckled Woods.
At Base Camp mid-morning we had our first Large White of the year, followed by our second a couple of hours later. Isn't life great when the temperature warms up to a fraction under nearly normal - all those lovely insects wake up!
A north westerly breeze has struck up so even though we have gorgeous blue skies the gulls are silent - there are no passing raptors for them to yell at.
Lets hope it stays warm as it is National Moth Night tonight and the trap will be loaded into the Land Rover and taken in to the wilds behind B & Q, where we hope to catch some moths as well as a gaggle of the local chavs.
Where to next? Maybe something completely different tomorrow a safari whose primary objective isn't wildlife.
In the meantime let us know if temperatures are hovering just under nearly normal in your outback today.