Although the sun no longer appears above the horizon, we still have dawn and dusk here. Dusk is at around 2pm just now
and dawn is at 9am. It took this series of pictures this morning when the temperature was -23 degrees.
and behind me the moon was shining over the trees
Here’s a short atmospheric video I also made.
It’s a busy time of year for surveying and monitoring species. I was up early the other morning to do a dawn survey of the birds on one of our reserves
Each species of bird in the United Kingdom has its own unique code . In the case of this Song Thrush the code is ST
Standing at a specific location for 15 minutes
I record all the birds I see and hear around me on a sheet of paper using codes
If a species is singing I put a circle around the code, if it is calling I draw a line under the code, if it is flying I draw an arrow to represent its direction of flight
This is repeated at 15 locations on the site, 6 times during the spring.