Friday, 26 August 2016

Nearly there with the pond

Friday 26 August 2016

Installed the pre-planted coir mats along one side so just odds and ends to finish off. Had to pump more water from the watercress beds in which I didn't like doing because of the phosphates but it just won't rain.
Apologies - just a phone picture will take my camera tomorrow if it doesn't rain!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Brown and Yellow

Thursday 25 August 2016

The brown was a trout, holding station in the stream and the Yellow a smart Yellow Wagtail - I seem to be seeing more yellows than greys at the moment - most unusual.



Monday, 22 August 2016

Another butterfly for the year

Monday 22 August 2016

21st butterfly species for the year at the Ewelme Cress Beds - a Painted Lady. Seem to have missed out on Brown Argos and Small copper this year but still hoping for a Clouded Yellow.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Kingfisher and Yellow Wags

Thursday 11 August 2016

Kingfisher is getting more regular on the cress beds and 5 (FIVE!) Yellow Wagtails still around on the concrete bund outside the Watercress Centre.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Butterflies

Sunday 7 August 2016

I'd just about given up but a Common Blue butterfly turned up at the cress beds today - species number 20 for the year.

The family of Yellow Wagtails still hanging on outside the visitor centre.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

At Last!

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Finally Yellow Wagtail showed up at the cress beds today - in fact a family group. Also after a gap of several months the Kingfisher returned.



Saturday, 23 July 2016

At Last another year tick for Ewelme

Friday 22 July 2016

Seems to have been a long time coming but species number 66 for the year with two young Tawny Owls flushed from a Hawthorn near the new pond. Too quick for my camera I'm afraid.