Scenes from my latest Parkland Walk
Can you spot the Meadow Brown Butterfly.?
Walking along the riverbank I found dozens of Meadow Brown feeding on a clump of thistles.
|Female Meadow Brown|
|Male Meadow Brown|
A new family of Greylag Geese
Swallows on a low flying mission to catch flies that hover just above the grass.
I found this pair of Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly in the preliminary act of mating.
The male (on the left of the photograph) was flapping his wings in a short rapid manner. This lasted several minutes while I was watching then the female flew away about 10 metres. The male went in the opposite direction for a short distance. Then the female flew back to the previous location and the male found her again.
They both moved down into the depth of the grass and ended in the mating position.
At this point you could touch them and they didn't move at all.
A Grey Heron moving to another part of one of the lakes for a spot of fishing.
Beef cattle in the long grass. Mostly rearing cows with some calves.
A mixture of Corn Daisies, Cornflowers and Corn Marigolds.
A female Banded Demoiselle.
A Long-tailed Tit drying out in the sun after taking a bath.
Great-spotted Woodpecker observed from one of the hides.