Thursday, 18 October 2018
A few distance shots I was able to grab this week of the Stonechat and Whinchat that have returned to the Parkland for the winter months.
Note: I am having major problems with this blog at the moment. I am not always able to reply to comments or comment on other blogs. Apologies for that. I am working on it.
Monday, 8 October 2018
Walking around the Parkland today I observed a Chiffchaff amongst hawthorn branches.
He was busily feeding away on insects and elderberries, moving quickly between the twigs to search for the next meal. I mentioned 'Late' in the heading as I would expect most Chiffys to have departed on migration by now, although some remain in the Southern part of England over winter.
I just got the impression that this one was feeding up as much as possible for his onward journey.
Monday, 1 October 2018
Leaves are turning now as we change to the Autumn Season.
A walk through the woodland that I visit mostly during the Spring and Summer reveals some interesting colours already.
A few wild flowers like this Common Fleabane still provide a little colour.
With the Hazel tree most of the nuts have fallen and the leaves are turning.
Wild Mint Flower
A few Butterflies remain on the wing.
Mostly Speckled Wood and Whites, Large and Small and Comma were observed.
A Cricket hopped across the track.
My learned Advisor informs that this is a
male Dark Bush-cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera)
Just to add a different look to the scenes I have posted a few Sepia shots.