This year the season has got off to a very good start, at the moment calling can start just after 20.00, when it is still light. This time last year there were none calling. The first tadpoles have emerged from the first strings of spawn and there is plenty of water still in the pool. […]
Had a walk around Gillies field yesterday and the sun brought out quite a few types of butterfly, managed to capture a couple with the camera. Bri
Posted by Ian Walking around the fishing pond this morning trying to get a glimpse of the reed warblers that have been around for a few days now but no luck. Came across this whitethroat singing in the sunshine,easy to see why they are called whitethroats. Further along I watched several shelducks waiting expectantly outside […]
We found our first two strings of Natterjack spawn today, last year it didn’t appear until May, so this maybe a good year. There have been a couple of young Mute Swans visiting the ponds off and on for a couple of months but the resident Cob has chased them off and the other day […]
Pictures by Ian A barn owl spotted this morning
Posted by Ian Had my first Grasshopper warbler on Wednesday but counted seven this morning.The first Sedge was singing by the fishing pond accompanied by a Willow Warbler. No Reed Warblers yet. If it was not for their various calls I would really struggle to tell them apart.Our friendly robin was sat in the sunshine […]
Posted by Ian First sighting for me of a grasshopper warbler this morning,chirping at the top of its voice.
Posted by Ian A few shots taken around the reserve this last week,from the warblers (red legged grasshopper/willow/sedge) to a barn owl and roedeer). Early mornings have been pretty spectacular with birds singing loudly in the sunshine.
Our Friendly Woodpecker, When checking and cleaning the bird boxes late last year it was found that Woody had been opening up all the entrance holes, except a couple that had previously been damaged and fitted with perspex surrounds. Six of the boxes were 10yrs old and required replacing, so these were also fitted with […]
The nights are still quite cool and the birds are waiting for the warmth of the early morning sun. Bri