Officially Spring!

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Not only is it the Met Office spring, it is also the spring equinox spring!  So before setting out for our walk we wrapped up well with hats, scarves and gloves and wellies!  We crunched across some ice and marvelled at the ice covering some parts of the ponds.  But to cheer us on our way, there was blue sky and the sun was out!  In the centre of the reserve we were sheltered from the brisk, cold, very, west wind.  Out on the moor it was a different matter.

We were looking for flowers.  Primroses and a Barren Strawberry flower had withstood their snow cover well.  Daisies in the sunshine were open.  Although we searched and searched our flower list did not grow much longer.  We did debate whether we should count every Gorse bush in flower.   But perseverance paid off and we found the male flowers of Larch and a Goat Willow tree with its buds well burst.

Goat Willow

The lake was busy with plenty of Mallard and Moorhen.  Greylag Geese were flying over, heading to the wetland.

The lake

Birds were feeding well in the back garden.  Great Tits, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Dunnock, Long-tailed Tits and Chaffinch were all to be seen.  Then a surprise, a Blackbird was feeding from the feeders.  The photograph, taken through the window is not very good but you can definitely see that it is a Blackbird on the feeder!

Blackbird on Feeder

By the time we left the clouds had gathered but there was just a hint of brightness.

A hint of brightness


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

What is missing: North, South, East? (4 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Bempton Cliffs and Little Things

Posted 22nd July 2018

  Some of the bird ringers have been involved over the weekend fitting trackers to Gannets at Bempton Cliffs. The trackers will record the movements…

Read More

Moths, Dragons and Damsels

Posted 21st July 2018

Moths are not a favourite of some people, but they are a delightful group of creatures.  Amazingly they sat still for photos, instead of disappearing.…

Read More

A Good Morning for Peacocks

Posted 20th July 2018

The warm weather continued this morning, so the first thing would have been a check on the ponies to see how they had settled in…

Read More

Good Housekeeping

Posted 19th July 2018

With no schools or goups booked in for today, it was a good opportunity to catch up on a number of jobs.  The boot brushes…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |