Early Spring

Saturday, April 16th 2016

Having heard and seen a Reed Bunting singing in the same place for some time a photograph was required.  Thank goodness for digital cameras as most of those that were taken were blurred, have branches in the way or he was on the move.  Finally a reasonable photo was taken.  This is his patch that is for sure.

Reed Bunting

The ponds are quiet now and people ask where have all the Frogs and Toads gone?  They have moved from the ponds back onto land to feed.  Occasionally they can be found walking around the reserve, some even use the paths and bridges!

Common Toad

Foxglove's flowers tend to open about two weeks later than those in the surrounding area.  Dandelions are in bloom and can be classed as a weed, especially when they grow in a lawn, but they do provide food for a variety of insects in early spring.

Dandelion and insects


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