A return to a place known locally as Bluebell Wood provided my latest batch of Nuthatch images.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
|Common Violet (Viola ordorata)|
|White version of Common Violet (Viola ordorata)|
Thursday, 26 March 2015
For a short period I watched a pair of Long-tailed Tits moving around a large bush in the Woodland that I walk. It is behaviour that I observed last year of another pair and subsequently they made a nest in the location.
It certainly wasn't the kind of feeding behaviour that one would have associated with this species in recent months. So I am assuming that this pair may be searching a suitable site ready for this year. Long-tailed Tits prefer low thick bushes and build their nest out of sight deep in the bush. They rear one brood of 8 to 12 from April through to June.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
The latest Butterfly images taken as a result of my Woodland Walk yesterday.
The Comma (Polygonia c-album) has emerged from hibernation over Winter.
Discovered along a sunny woodland ride and pitched in the open, suggests that this is a male of the species, which is normally difficult to differentiate. The female tends to have a shorter wider body.
This female Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) below was perched in the sun. Typically for a female, it maintained a perch position rather than keeping mostly on the wing as the males tend to do at this time.
I had observed this male below flying along and the yellow of its upper wings was almost 'glowing' bright yellow in the sunlight.
One of the few flowers available for Brimstone to pitch on at this stage is the Primrose.