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A Warmer Day

Thursday, January 19th 2012

The temperature rose during the night and it was much warmer as Ann and Elizabeth set off for their flower walk around the reserve.  The leaves of many flowers are growing and could be identified, but there were very few flower heads, which is to be expected in January!  However, Daisy, Dandelion,  Shepherd's Purse and Gorse were recorded.

Meanwhile Mike and Tony were busy filling the hoppers and then clearing brash.

Although there was still ice on the ponds in the Scrapes, a diving beetle with his air bubble was clearly visible as he swam around.  In another pond the Sticklebacks could be seen.  Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackbird and Brambling were all seen feeding in the back garden.

The late afternoon winter sun caught these Silver Birch trees along the side of the heath.

Silver Birch

And maybe a hint of spring to come with this willow bud just beginning to burst.

Willow bud just beginning to burst


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