Monday, 20 October 2014
Generally at this time of year if you see one Long-tailed Tit you will most likely see a dozen moving through the trees eating insects etc as they go along.
I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time last week to see a group on the move.
As always they are a delight to watch and never keep still for more than a second or two.
Friday, 17 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
A rare event indeed to see a Song Thrush anymore.
They use to be everywhere, but their population has decreased somewhat in recent years.
Below is a good example why (if you haven't readily noticed any bird activity in an area) you should search extensively with the binoculars.
There is a large clump of hawthorn trees in the Parkland and I spent a little time today watching through my binoculars at the area and I eventually observed this lone Song Thrush.
He was feeding up on Haw Berries that were very plentiful.
Friday, 10 October 2014
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), although just a tiny delicate flower can be found all over the World. The flower only opens when the sun shines, at other times you would probably not even notice the green stems that grow laterally amongst grass. The flower itself if very small, but the stems of the plant can grow up to 50cm in length. In the Mediterranean region the flowers are blue being a sub species of the plant (Anagallis foemina). It is an 'Annual' and therefore reseeds from the centre base of the plant.