Lichens, Raindrops and Kingfishers!

Monday, October 31st 2011

As the leaves fall from the trees the lichens are more easily seen.  There are several different species to be spotted.

Lichen

Lichen

The rain overnight had left raindrops glistening on the berries and leaves. 

Rain drops on Honeysuckle leaves

An early morning walk across the bridge as the bird ringers were putting up the nets startled a Kingfisher. No big camera and no big lens, but the little camera recorded a distinct blue splodge sitting on the perch to prove it was there!  Later in the afternoon, in a net ride off the Scrapes, two Kingfishers were caught together in the same net - which is quite unusual.  One was an adult male first caught in 2009 and the other a youngster from this year.

Taking two Kingfishers out of the net

It was a quieter day than normal today but still 163 birds were processed including Redwing, Goldfinch and Goldcrest, Siskin (including a controlled bird from elsewhere), Lesser Redpoll, Nuthatch and Reed Bunting.  With two full months to go the ringers are 90 birds off the best ever annual total set in 2007 and this should be very easily achieved. 


(0) Comments:

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


Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?


Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

More Details

Upcoming Events


Leap Into Nature!

Saturday 29th February 2020 | 10.30am start

Celebrate the Leap Year by learning about the hidden wildlife at the reserve. We will begin by identifying the moths in the moth trap (weather permitting) and then take a walk around the different habitats to see what is about. 

Come with a notepad to log the number of species, come with a camera to take some wonderful photos, or just come along as you are for a beautiful, enjoyable, informative walk.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



March Winter Worky Day

Saturday 7th March 2020 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires.

Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided along with delicious homemade cakes.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter



The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
{alt}

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue



View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive