Friday, 19 June 2015

And another

Friday 19 June 2015

Spotted a Pyramidal Orchid on our meadow this morning - another new one!

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Thursday 18 June 2015

Best year ever for Orchids on the Cress Beds with 18 counted of 3 species - Common Spotted, Bee and Southern Marsh, the latter new for the site.
Bee Orchid

Common Spotted Orchid

Southern Marsh Orchid

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Need a ladder?

Thursday 11 June 2015

Almost certain the Stock Dove is using the nest box but, if successful will the young manage to get out? It wasn't really designed for doves but I'm not sure now exactly what it was designed for.

Great to see (hear) a Garden warbler apparently holding territory on the lower site but still no Whitethroat!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Nesting Stock Dove

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Although only a strong suspicion at this stage a Stock dove perched at the entrance to one of the nest boxes is good news. Not so good is a complete lack of Whitethroats - we normally have 2 or 3 pairs nesting on the reserve but no sight or sound yet!