30th April 2013

Ground frost last night meant only two moths. But it was a nice sunny morning so a good start to the day! At lunchtime I ventured down to Lymes Road at the bottom of campus. There is a large silage heap there that attracts a few birds. I was not disappointed because there was a pair of Whitethroats, with a few Chaffinches and a pair of Long-tailed Tits.

Lymes Road with silage heap looking towards Keele village. The M6 is 100yds on the left
There were reports in the afternoon of an Iberian Chiffchaff by the Observatory. The song was said to be very similar to that species but details are inconclusive. We await more news tomorrow!

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