Sycamores and horse chestnuts are now in full leaf with lime and silver birch just beginning to green up. In direct line of flight our house is not much more that 100 yards from the limes and so I hope that I might get lime hawk moth in the trap soon.
I have just been outside (9.08pm) to observe Venus which is incredibly bright n the western sky. At the same time I was delighted to spot the starlink satellite train passing over from west to east. I saw 8 but it can be dozens of tiny satellites move across the sky in a train-like straight line. Starlink is the name of a satellite network created by a private spaceflight company called SpaceX. The mission of the project is to provide remote locations across the world with low-cost internet. Tonight is also the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower, but unfortunately at 4.00 am.
- Herring Gull
- Blue Tit
- Great Tit
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|Red variety of hawthorn|