29th January

Thick fog and a stiff breeze thwarted the morning's birding possibilities and the day's only worthwhile sighting concerned three Long-tailed Tits that turned up during the afternoon at the Obs - the first that have made it right out to the Bill so far this year; we did catch a couple of them and one was a retrap, first ringed at Culverwell last September - it's most likely been hanging around in Southwell all winter and by the look of how barren the Obs garden looks at this time of year it and its mates might have been better off staying there for a few more weeks © Martin Cade:

The weather make-up looked very promising overnight for migrant moths but in the event our extra trapping efforts drew an almost complete blank - the only migrant logged was this Diamond-back at the Obs...

...the only new macro-moth for the year in the last couple of nights was this Mottled Grey at the Obs © Martin Cade: