Friday, April 30, 2021

Sunset Walk Around Local Pond

 A Blackcap enjoyed the last light of the day and, while a female Moorhen protected her offspring, the male delivered various morsels to her. They are nesting in Bog bean (Menyanthese trifoliata) a good native plant that forms floating mats providing nesting sites for birds and egg laying sites for dragonflies. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Insect Safari including First Damselfly

A few insects from recent garden forays including the first Red Damselfly on April 24th.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Annual Bluebell Walk

We visited Waresley wood on Monday to see how the Bluebells are doing this year. In one part of the wood they are fully out but there are other areas which will be at their best in a couple of weeks so another trip could be fitted in, hopefully in some kinder light. The bright sunshine gave difficult conditions but very enjoyable attempt!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Life Continues

I find it somehow comforting that, although this massive old oak has fallen and is slowly decaying, its place is taken, the canopy has closed over and life continues around it.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Wren and Whitethroat Show

It was certainly Wren and Whitethroats centre stage along Bourn Brook on Saturday morning. I counted 2 trilling Wrens and 5 singing Whitethroat males - at least one had attracted a female in a short stretch. Robin and Chiffchaff made guest appearances.

Barn Owl at Dawn

I encountered this Barn Owl on my early morning walk on Saturday. It was still quite dark especially with the tall hedges where it was hunting but still a great joy to see. It came very close at times but I wasn't able to focus on it. 

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so