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.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Still winter

Wednesday 22 March 2017

After going AWL for a couple of weeks the Green Sandpiper returned today.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

My Mistake

Thursday 16 March 2017

Water Rail still present so perhaps winter is not yet over. A distant flypast Mute Swan counts as species number 56 for the year.

Monday, 13 March 2017

More signs of spring

Monday 13 March 2017

This time Butterflies -5 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and a Comma.

and, at last managed to fish out one of the newts from the Millbrook Mead pond which, as expected turned out to be a Common.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Winter over?

Sunday 12 March 2017

It looks like the Egret, Sandpiper and Rail have moved on and with 3 Chiffchaffs yesterday summer must be on the way!