Flowers and Birds

Sunday, July 5th 2015

One of the net rides is awash with colour.  The bright Red Poppies stand out against the greens and yellows of other flowers, many of which will provide food for birds as their seeds ripen.

Red Poppies

Whilst in flower, they provide food for the bees.

Bee in Red Poppy

During the weekend CES 6 was carried out.  Another new Kingfisher was caught.  Also there were 6 Wrens and 6 Treecreepers processed.  After lower numbers during the last two ringing days, fifteen Bullfinches were ringed.

Two juvenile Grey Wagtails were welcome additions to the more routine species caught, but in keeping with other sites around the country 2015 will not be remembered as a very productive year.  Numbers of small passerine species have been somewhat diminished and may be the result of the long spell of cold, Northerly winds experienced over the past two months.

Juvenile Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtails have been seen at the head of the lake, on the new pools, and down by the weir.

Grey Wagtail

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