Sunday, 16 April 2017

Fox looking for bird nests

Sunday 16 April 2017

Ewelme Cress beds. I assume this fox was looking for young birds or eggs but, on this occasion, appeared to fail and wandered off dripping to search elsewhere. Plenty of rabbits - surprised it didn't concentrate on them. First House martin over the site and the Green Sandpiper seems reluctant to leave.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Three firsts

Friday 7 April 2017

First Mallard ducklings on the Ewelme Cress beds followed by the first Swallow there and best of all the first Cettis Warbler for Benson Parish. Found by Alan Brampton within the parish.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Singing Blackcap and new butterfly for the year.

A singing Blackcap at last and a Green Veined White butterfly which nearly fooled me and appeared to completely fool a couple of male Orange Tips which chased it for several minutes. They could have been getting desperate as female Orange Tips seem to be in short supply.