Saturday, 30 May 2009

Calf Hey Res and Troy Quarry...

At the Calf Hey car park there where a pair of Blackcap singing, there were 4 Oystercatchers at the top end of the Res.
Insects at Calf Hey: Lots of Large White Butterflies, a couple of Painted Ladies Butterflies heading West (the first one appeared at 0745hrs - very early in the day). Also Male Orange Tip Butterfly, one Speckled Wood on dam wall. Alderfly (Sialis Lutaria).

Flora at Troy: Thyme Leaved Speedwell, Lesser Trefoil, Common Vetch, Birdsfoot Trefoil (see photo below).

Flora at Calf Hey: Herb Robert, Saxifrage (unknown- see photo below left), Garlic Mustard,also Greater Stitchwort (see photo below right) Welsh Poppy (bird hide).

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Holden Wood Reservoir and Camms

Today me and Charlie Payne had a walk along Holden Wood Reservoir and Camms...

At the top end of Holden Wood Reservoir there were two pairs of Sedge Warblers, singing away.. also we noticed in the bay and 3/4 way around a couple of pairs of Reed Buntings. Also 6 Lapwings in the neighbouring fields, a couple of Meadow Pipits, 4 Swallows, a female Mallard with 4 young, a single Canada Goose.....also there was a Blackcap calling on the Dam Wall side where there is large decideous trees close to the car park.. Also a Blackcap calling, and a Grey Wagtail seen at Camms.

Flowers: There was plenty of Cuckoo Flower and Marsh Marigold showing at Holden Wood Res and Red Campion now showing at Camms Butterflies: Orange Tip and one Small Tortoishell Butterfly at Holden Wood and numerous Large Whites and one Peacock at Camms...