Out and About

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

While summer is drawing to a close the weather recently has been fantastic and there is still plenty to see out and about on the reserve enjoying the early autumn sun.

Red Admirals can be seen feeding on the last few stems of Hemp Agrimony in the Scrapes and other wet areas of the reserve.

There are plenty of hoverflies and other insects still around, these are attracted to nectar rich flowers such as Fleabane.

Berries and fruits are also starting to ripen, such as these on a Spindle tree in one of our ancient hedge lines. Autumn berries and fruits are a very valuable food source for many animals through the coming months and only yesterday two of the ringers saw the first Fieldfares at different times entirely independant of eachother - almost amazing that they have arrived during such good weather!

Lastly, there have been plenty of birds spotted from the hides including a Kingfisher and this Grey Wagtail which was feeding along the muddy banks of the lake.


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