Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Birds and butterflies

Wednesday 28 March 2012

First Orange Tip of the year crossed the road in front of the car in Ewelme and a Chiffchaff actively feeding and sometimes singing in a tree outside the front of the house.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Mammal sighting

Monday 26 March 2012
First sighting in a very long time of a Water Shrew hunting and feeding in a tiny area of water below the mill weir. Also Brimstones (4), Green-veined Whites (2) and a Small Tortoiseshell sighted.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Go forth and mutiply

Saturday 17 March 2012

And still the overwintering male Blackcap stays - he has even started singing now.  The female/s probably left about last Wednesday so he has some catching up to do - still with the fuel he is taking on board..!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Garden Blackcap still

Thursday 15 March 2012

Overwintering male Blackcap still enjoying sunflower hearts and apple in the garden - didn't see a female today.

Monday, 12 March 2012

March WeBS count at Dorchester

Monday 12 March 2012
Very misty most of morning. Total of 1149 individual water birds of 19 species.  Plenty of Wigeon (284) and Tufted Duck (325) still around but most other numbers falling with the recent warmer weather. The return of 2 Oystercatcher to Sailing Club pit was a good sight.