Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Weeather :- cloudy with sunny spells, 1 quick rain shower and a light breeze

Woods :- Usual suspects - woodpigeons, nuthatch, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds etc

Canal :- Coots - 2 nesting, 2 with 2 young and another 2 with 3 young.
Greater-spotted woodpecker heard drumming, chifchaff heard,
female blackcap showing well. Domestic mallard has 4 ducklings and a mallard with 7 ducklings.
21 house martind and a feral pigeon.

Coot nest building

Mallard Ducklings

Coot chick


Netherton Hill :- 1 buzzard soaring, 3 swifts low over the gorse, 2 linnets showing well.
White throat and blackcap heard.

Raza :- quiet - coots, lesser black backed gulls, mallards and a great crested grebe.

Flowers include :- hawthorn blossam, foxglove on canal bank, buttercups esp on Netherton hill,
Yellow iris on canal, red clover, herb robert, plantain, daisy, orange knapweed, wild strawberry, ragwort, oxe daisy, common vetch, forget me nots.


Insects include :- white tailed and red tailed bumblbees, small white butterfly, speckled wood butterfly, carder bees, orange tip butterfy.

Red tailed bumblebee