Month: May 2017
28th May 2017 – Lower Woods Nature Reserve
There wasn’t much bird activity on a Sunday afternoon walk through Lower Woods Nature Reserve near Wickwar until right at the end when a Kestrel was conserving its energy by watching carefully for prey from the telegraph wires.
12th -24th May – trip to Inner Hebrides
A couple of years ago we had stayed on Skye on our way to the Outer Hebrides and thought that it would be fun to explore Skye and its near neighbour the island of Mull. The trip was a great success with magnificent landscapes and (in the end) plenty of wildlife to see and photograph.…
9th May 2017 – Severn Estuary
A morning’s birding on the Severn Estuary: I started at Aust Warth but could only see a whitethroat so I moved on to the Pilning wetland in the hope of seeing the reported black-winged stilt. Whitethroat Other birders reported that it had been showing well at the front of the ponds but it had now moved to…
8th May 2017 – Stoke Park
Just a small window of opportunity this morning to get some fresh air and enjoy nature and I was well rewarded in the hour and a half on my walk around Duchess Pond in Stoke Park, Bristol. Quite chilly to start but it soon warmed up especially with so much activity. I saw 4 chiffchaffs and…
6th May 2017 – Lower Woods Nature Reserve
More flora than fauna on our walk through Lower Woods Nature Reserve (http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/lower-woods). We could hear chiffchaff and other warblers but could only see robins and blackbirds. It was a gloomy day but the bluebells and wild garlic looked magnificent. A beautiful walk.
4th May 2017 – Stoke Park, Bristol
Just a brief walk around Stoke Park on a gloomy, chilly morning: the highlight was a Grey Heron which caught half a dozen fish in quick time. I also saw a Robin, a Whitethroat (?), a Long-tailed Tit, a Blackbird, a Cormorant and 2 House Martins.