Monday 16th June 2014
Weather:- Stared off with blue sky and sunny, but soon went cloudy.
Woods:- All the usual, (if quieter now ), blackcaps, bullfinches, chifchaff, green woodpecker. Great tit nest found and adults feeding. 2 buzzards flying low over, scaring off the woodpigeons.
Canal:- Same as normal, female blackcap, grey heron and chiffchaffs. Mallard female with 6 duckliongs.
Raza:- very quiet, 14 lesser black-backed gulls, great-crested grebe and 6 coots.
Netherton hill:- chiffchaffs, buzzard, greenfich, amongst the usual. 1 wren seen taking food into scrub.
Lots of flowers including - yellow flags, wood-forget-me-not, waterlily, spear thistle, poppies, celerey head buttercups, herb robert, dog rose, hedge woundwort and foxgloves.
Also lots of insect including - ringlet, speckled wood and large skipper butterflies, red and buff tailed bees and tree bees. Lots of common blue damselflies around.
Mammels - few grey squirrels, 2 goats on canal bank and a fox.
Not sure who was more surprised, him or me.
I've waited ages to get good heron photos before, now have loads.