Sunday, June 01, 2008

Saturday 31st May

I managed a mid-morning walk Saturday morning. It was very sunny, and the temperature was rather warm.

Only 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiff Chaff and 5 Whitethroat were singing - whilst walking through the area of rough grassland I observed a pair of Whitethroats leave a patch of nettles followed nervously by 5 young into a Hawthorn - Goldfinch were heard as they flew over, 2 Goldcrest were singing from seperate Yews, 2 Jay were seen, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a single Green Woodpecker was heard, 2 Treecreepers were seen, and a male Pied Wagtail was observed hunting insects over the freshly mowed areas of grass in front of Mote House.

Birds seen on the Lake were 14 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Moorhens, and Coots. There were 7 Black-headed Gulls, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Lake, a Grey Herons stood on the Laes western edge, and 6 Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake.

Very few butterlies were seen with only 2 Small Whites and a Comma making an appearance, and 2 male Banded Demoiselles were seen in the wet meadow on the edge of the River Len, and the 3 Southern Marsh Orchids are still looking very beautiful in full flower - I can't resist some more photos!!


Steve said...

Great pictures of the SM Orchid Simon - don't apologise for showing us more!

John Young said...

I'm with Steve on that Simon, nice orchid photos.

Warren Baker said...

Hi simon,
5 young Whitethroat, a good brood. Lets hope it's repeated all round, nice one.

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