Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A Bonanza of butterflies today!

Tortoiseshell

Green veined White

Comma

Small White

Red Admiral

Meadow Brown

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

A stroll along the back of the meadow...

I spy a Whitethroat using the cover of tall plants...


and pretty small flowers by the wayside...



Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Friday, 18 May 2018

Cygnets peeping through the reeds, now 3 days old...



a Greylag goose coming in to land...



and a common Wood Pigeon looking stunning sitting in the blossom ...


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

New born Cygnets lining up for their first photo shoot...


Monday, 14 May 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018

A handsome Linnet, sunbathing on the scrub at the back of the meadow...



A Common Whitethroat shaking off the water after a bath!!...




and a male Gadwell on the scrape...



Friday, 4 May 2018

New offspring from one of the many Coot families on Avon Meadows this year ...







Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A house martin diving in the breeze between the showers today...


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Today in the sunshine and showers.... a Greylag goose ....



a Blackcap singing from the tree tops....



and one of the newly arrived Sedge warblers filling the reed beds with that scratchy singing...




Friday, 20 April 2018

The summer visitors are arriving down on the meadows...   here is a Reed Warbler peeping through the reeds...



and a splash of colour from these Marigolds...



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Hawthorn blossom is looking beautiful today and is being enjoyed by a Willow Warbler ...


and a Comma butterfly too...



Sunday, 8 April 2018

An early batch of ducklings on the main pool this morning...





Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Lots of flooding on the meadows today but in the reeds... a goldfinch...


and a wren...



Sunday, 25 March 2018

Three blackheads gulls ... "who is going to be first to jump?"....


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

With the harsh weather past, a pair of Blue tits waste no time getting down to nest building in an old tree... this beakful of moss looks very cosy...


and a Buzzard takes a rest on the goal posts...


Friday, 16 March 2018

Frolicking frogs partying down at the pool today...


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

With the river running high, a tribe of  3 male and 2 female Tufted ducks have taken to the main pool today  for a quiet bit of feeding - here is one of the males...


Friday, 9 March 2018

The Stonechats seem to be enjoying the slowly filling reed beds as they bring treasures to light!  This male is watching closely from his perch...



Saturday, 3 March 2018

Coot on ice... being watched by some Black headed gulls...