Thursday, 25 May 2017

More from Ewelme pond

Thursday 25 May 2017

At least three Broad Bodied Chasers emerged from the new pond judging by what they left on reed stems but I think the frog had had enough of the kids, crawling up the bank for a rest!

Monday, 22 May 2017

The damsels are here

Monday 22 May 2017

The new pond is looking a picture and, this afternoon, was graced by at least 5 Azures and a Large Red. Also spotted an unidentified Newt. Did it find the pond or did someone put it there?

Monday, 1 May 2017

Wet and windy here in Torcross

Sunday 30 April 2017

About the best of a rough old day were/
was a pair of Bullfinches eating Dandelion seeds on the grass a couple of metres from the window.

Light wasn't good and taken through double glazing - at least that's my excuse!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Fox looking for bird nests

Sunday 16 April 2017

Ewelme Cress beds. I assume this fox was looking for young birds or eggs but, on this occasion, appeared to fail and wandered off dripping to search elsewhere. Plenty of rabbits - surprised it didn't concentrate on them. First House martin over the site and the Green Sandpiper seems reluctant to leave.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Three firsts

Friday 7 April 2017

First Mallard ducklings on the Ewelme Cress beds followed by the first Swallow there and best of all the first Cettis Warbler for Benson Parish. Found by Alan Brampton within the parish.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Singing Blackcap and new butterfly for the year.

A singing Blackcap at last and a Green Veined White butterfly which nearly fooled me and appeared to completely fool a couple of male Orange Tips which chased it for several minutes. They could have been getting desperate as female Orange Tips seem to be in short supply.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

No birds

Thursday 30 March 2017

At least none of note! However the butterfly species reached 5 with an Orange Tip and especially pleased to see a couple of Grass Snakes - unfortunately very nervous as I was restricted to seeing the ends of tails as they rushed for cover.