Snippets of Wealth "Diaries" (from 7th April 2020 onwards)

"snippets of wealth"
diaries....(see below)


Northern Greenland Wheatear (Oenanthe o. leucorrhoa)
Crossbills (chicks in late December etc)

17th April 2020

Garden Warbler arrived at Dalton Crags, a regular breeding area.

Today whilst vismigging I had a Comic Tern overhead.

"Comic Tern" for anyone who does not know is to which sort of Tern it is, yet at the same time you do know it is either a Common Tern or a Arctic Tern but which? I would presume it to probably be the Arctic because they were moving this morning in several parts of the Country also.  SO the first three letters of the COM (represents Common) and the final letters IC (represents Arctic) so there you have it COMIC TERN

Another Swift reported this morning from Bury

16th April 2020

Today was over at Hutton Roof, South West side of the village aligned to Park Wood
Had my first Garden Warbler and singing for ages
Had my first Common Redstart
Also 11 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap
Also great to see the Primrose field

15th April 2020

Informed Yellowhammers are back on territory at 3 separate sites on Holme Park Fell and Farleton Fell areas.

Also today in Dalton Hall Park:
11 Willow Warblers (Near Newclose) plus 1 Chiffchaff
2 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs (In the main park)
1 Peacock Butterfly (In the main park)
1 Blackcap in Quarry Wood
also my first Speckled Wood in Quarry Wood,
plus lots of Herb Paris, Wood Sorrell

Herb Paris

Herb Paris 
14th April 2020
Primula vulgaris (Primrose) are now fresh and at their best. Throughout Dalton and Lancelot with the best showing to the lower field on the Hutton Roof side.

11th April 2020
Swallows back on territory at Russell Farm, Dalton, Burton In Kendal. 

Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch) is now showing on Vicarage Lane, Burton In Kendal

Lots of reports that Blackcaps and Willow Warblers are back all over.

10th April 2020
Lots of Meadow Pipits heading over both Dalton Crags and Newbiggin Crags.  Also 2 Tree Pipits back on territory just above the BAP seat in Lancelot. Stonechat near the three cairns on Uberash, Wheatear recorded above Whinn Yeates and also two singing Yellowhammer on Holme Park Fell. Willow Warblers back everywhere!
(thanks to anonymous contributor)

Swift seen over Rawmarsh (Yorkshire) today

Top: Primrose, Middle: Bluebell Bottom: Blue Moor Grass

Sir Lancelot  -  (8th April 2020)

Exercise by Lancelot's side
without a sword of fire!
for here lies the best, the very best,
his offering lands to bear.....

Which today my applaud, dear Lance,
with Clarky and Miss A Note too,
Your knights have travelled the night,
to seven as bold as told.

(7 Chiffchaffs arrived recently)

And now a confusion of Warblers sing,
with four to heed the chase in conifer flutter and craze,
As bold as will our Sylviidae to wrench another fall,
With six as plaintive a bouquet can be.

(6 Willow Warblers arrived recently)

Blazen and bold the quickening Blackcap told,
Of his travels from distant lands
His search to find his Browncap mate,
in haste, for his race is on

(2 Blackcaps arrived recently)

Other Knights were gathering all around
to prepare their battles with coloured beauty (pageant),
with lots of elevated cascading chase,
included Clan Peacock, Smalltort, and,
old battle torn Comma as well.

(Peacock (3), Small Tortoiseshell (3) and Comma (3)

Within old Pickles, his floor will soon Bluebell,
along with Anemone and Woodruff, but today
belonged to Paris with such "Herb" around...
Her compatriate of Moschatel sits close as well...

(Herb Paris)

In other conquering fields nearby,
were Primrose shone her best,
And just occasional Bluebell,
and Stitchwort came with the rest.

Ramsons (soon), Cinquefoil (rosette),
Dark Red Helleborine Orchid (Rosette)
and more dear Sir.........


7th April 2020

 House Martins are back on territory at Dalton Hall