Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Who's Watching Who?

An image taken in late July that reminds me that I need to find some time to revisit the park to check out the Red Deer activity.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Transect Update

With the butterfly recording season nearly at at end for this year the only species seen during my last three weekly transect walks was the Speckled Wood but typically the highest numbers recorded (30 individuals) throughout the shaded woodland areas.

Speckled Wood.

The other main occurrence has been the emergence of the Parasol fungi in the open woodland pasture. The egg shaped young caps quickly expand and flatten revealing a a large central umbro.

During my most recent walk I was treated to a decent albeit brief view of a female Kestrel perched atop a bare birch tree as she scanned the undergrowth before departing over the woodland canopy.

Wildlife watching and blogging has taken a back seat recently and this will be the case over the next few weeks as we continue to prepare for a fairly major revamp of our heating system at home and I crack on with the ongoing redecoration's.  FAB.

Linking to:
Nature Notes hosted by Michelle.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


When I'm at the coast overlooking the vast expanses of tidal mudflats typical of the shoreline at low tide near the old Oyster beds on Hayling Island the distinctive calls of certain waders such as Redshank and Curlew are always simple indicator of the species far away on the distant mud even when my eyes can't distinguish who is who.  

During a recent visit the unmistakable, noisy and far carrying, shrill 'peep' or 'k-peep' call, increasing in volume as it heads in my direction heralds an overflying [Eurasian] Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) and provided an opportunity to capture some flight shots of this very distinctive black and white wader.

Constantly chattering as it flew by.

Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday
Through My Lens


Related Posts with Thumbnails