Monday, 13 April 2020

Observations from my Recent Walk

With the current situation regarding Covid-19, the observation of nature has been restricted somewhat. It has meant a reappraisal of the normal routine especially travelling by car to various known locations where you can find nature. 

I have recently moved to an area where there are numerous suitable locations with a rich selection of wild life, birds, flowers and butterflies at the various times of seasonal appearance. Much of this is currently just out of reach during the current situation. So walking from home and finding routes to explore is now the routine.

Fortunately I have found one route already that on the surface would not appear to be much, but has turned out to be quite good and there is a variety of birds animals and flowers. It is surprising what can be found once examined.


Wren

There are certainly plenty of Chiffchaffs around now.

Chiffchaff



A Peacock Butterfly that has seen better days.
Some hibernating species survive the winter better than others.


I was being watched by a Woodpigeon.


Dead Nettle


This Blue Tit had, by the look of the pollen around its beak, been searching through the Willow buds.

Blue Tit

This camera shy male Blackcap was hiding in a Blackthorn bush.


The Magpies were searching for grubs in a grass field.

Magpie.




Oddly enough, the Blue Bridge was painted blue.


This Male Pheasant was sneaking along the other side of a hedge.


A lonely daffodil was in the hedgerow next to sheep's wool hanging off of a barbed wired fence.



Dunnock

Blackbird (Female)




10 comments:

  1. Mooie fotos Roy van de vogels, vlinders en bloemen. Mooie omgeving. Groetjes Caroline

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  2. Hi Roy,
    Great show of images beautifully captured. Lovely landscapes and old bridge! And gorgeous birds.
    Happy weekend
    and stay save.
    Maria

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  3. Yes, during this terrible covid 19 we have to stay closer to home but our health is also the most important thing. I also have no complaints because I have a lot of meadow birds and other birds in the area.
    you too have now found an area for your move with a variety of different birds ;-) Very beautiful!

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