Tuesday 28 May 2024

Dead

 There is not a lot around at the moment but a look at Bowling Green Marsh got me a Stock Dove and a pair of Black Swan with 5 cygnets and I think that this is the 1st time that they have bred on the marsh .

At the top of Bowling Green Hill there was a Eurasian Jay and my last stop of the day was at the Tesco`s store at Exe Vale where there was this lone Bee Orchid .

Bee Orchid ( Ophrys apifere ) . Tesco Exe Vale . Devon


 

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Tuesday 21st May

 A day out looking around the Venford Reservoir area on Dartmoor with my mate Andy was quite productive with the following birds .

Great Spotted Woodpecker , European Green Woodpecker , Common Raven , Garden Warbler , Willow Warbler , Common Chiffchaff , Blackcap , Spotted Flycatcher , Common Redstart , Common Cuckoo , Pied Flycatcher , Common Crossbill and Lesser Redpoll . 

We also got caught out in a Thunderstorm of Rain and Hailstones and got soaked to the skin 😨

Common Crossbill ( Loxia curvirostra ) . Venford Reservoir . Dartmoor . Devon


 

Sunday 19 May 2024

Lesser Whitethroat

 Here are a couple of ropey shots of the illusive Lesser Whitethroat that is in scrub near to the old Welcombe Inn . The bird sang quite a bit but only showed itself a few times .                                         Also seen were Common Swift , Barn Swallow and Common House Martin .

Lesser Whitethroat ( Sylvia curruca ) . Trews Wear Area . Exeter . Devon