Saturday, 14 April 2018

Fall of Blackcaps

Saturday 14th April 2018

Caught up with the Green Woodpecker at Ewelme that has be yaffling away non stop for about a month. Looks like a fall of Blackcaps in the night with about 6 seen or heard on the cress beds. The family of Mallards first seen 3 days ago is doing remarkably well with still 12 ducklings - obviously the corvids and Kites have not got there eyes in yet.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Speceies 43 for the beds

Thursday 11 January 2018

43rd species for the cress beds at Ewelme with a male Blackcap. The shy Water Rail appeared very briefly.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

It's back

Thursday 26 October 2017

Little Egret back on the Watercress Beds this afternoon.

Friday, 20 October 2017

New species for Ewelme Cress Beds this year

Friday 20 October 2017

I thought it was about time I put something on this blog as it has been so long. Species number 72 for the beds this year with a flypast Curlew. A few redwings and meadow pipits passed through earlier in the week but no water rail or little egret yet.

Monday, 29 May 2017

New arrivals

Monday 29 May 2017

At Ewelme Chiff chaffs and Great Tits have been very successful with 5 Great Tits and what looked like a family of 7 Chiff chaffs.
A pair of Linnets also turned up - not common on the cress beds.

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?