Early on Sunday morning, 28th April, Tain & District Field Club members ventured round Ballinger’s pond by the Garrick corner.
Ten members of the club set out at 6:30AM on a rather cold and damp morning to listen for spring birdsong in the Garrick wood.
We first visited the moth trap which Brian had set the evening before but in these conditions had only one moth, a Common Quaker.
The bird list was rather shorter than hoped for, but for most of the group the many willow warblers were the first we had heard this year.
Here are lists of some sightings:
Oniscus asellus Common Shiny Woodlouse
Orthosia stabilis Common Quaker moth trap
Anser anser Greylag Goose
Phasianus colchicus Pheasant
Numenius arquata Curlew
Larus argentatus Herring Gull
Columba palumbus Woodpigeon
Corvus frugilegus Rook
Corvus corone corone Carrion Crow
Parus caeruleus Blue Tit
Parus ater Coal Tit
Parus major Great Tit
Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler
Troglodytes troglodytes Wren
Turdus philomelos Song Thrush
Erithacus rubecula Robin
Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch
Vulpes vulpes Fox droppings
Capreolus capreolus Roe Deer droppings
Some pictures of the morning out.