Saturday, 16 March 2019

Current Spring Flowers

During a walk this week I found the following wild flowers.

The Bluebell, somewhat early, I found only a few amongst the green leaves.


Usually one of the first flowers to show the Violet.
This time the added bonus of a Seven Spot Ladybird 


Present throughout the year the Common Daisy


Maybe a little early, a few Primroses are showing. 
These were in a sheltered spot. 


The Lesser Celandine is on time as usual and is quite abundant already.

Lesser Celandine

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Pink-footed Goose

Arguably the most attractive of the grey Geese, the Pink Foot visits UK
between September and April from either Iceland or Greenland.
This one I photographed was mixed in with Greylag geese and feeding on open grassland in the Parkland. 
Apparently it had been observed there for only a short period previously.

Another Parkland Scene

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

From the Window - The Flower Eaters

Shooting through glass of the lounge window I was able to capture the annual event of the Woodpigeon feeding on the blossom of the cherry tree.
This lasted most of the day, in fact they have been at it for several days.
Yes Woodies eat just about everything.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Observed Nuthatch Behaviour

The other morning I was watching a Nuthatch that was high up in a tree searching for food. 
It was using its beak to lift up lichen and finding insects which forms part of its varied diet.