Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blue Tit nest box

The baby Blue Tits are flourishing and are now being fed at the entrance to the box. They are standing on each other to get to the food. The parents are back and forward approximately every 30 seconds.
One of my open fronted nest boxes has a robin family being reared. No camera I'm afraid but I can see the babies heads peeping over the edge of the nest.

Friday, May 27, 2011

More Trail Camera Pictures

Two more Roe Deer pictures from my trail camera.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blue tits in nest box

The blue tits in the garden nest box are thriving with seven feathered babies being fed regularly by the parents.

South of France

We have just returned from a few days holiday visiting friends in Cessenon near Bezier in the South of France.
The natural history was very interesting. We saw many new plants and animals including,
Black Kite, Short Toed Eagle, Black Winged Stilt, Black Redstart (pictured feeding babies), Swallowtail, Cardinal and Cleopatra butterflies, Woodcock Orchid and Lizard Orchid. We also heard, but did not see Nightingale and Golden Oriole.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chicks in nestbox

The eggs in our garden nestbox hatched two days ago. We have at least seven Blue Tit babies (difficult to count them). The parents are brooding them and feeding regularly.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

House Martins and wildlife at Low Barns

The House Martins have finally arrived much later than last year.

Two days ago at Low Barns I saw a Spotted Flycatcher.

I set the trail camera up at Low Barns yesterday and was rewarded with a picture of a Roe Buck. Pity it wasn't walking the other way!

I watched a Dipper on the river at Low Barns this morning. This is the first one I've seen this year.

Dipper at Low Barns from David Raymond on Vimeo.

There was a Whitethroat singing in the hedges near the reed beds.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Signs of spring

In the last 48 hours I have heard a cuckoo and seen 3 swifts circling over the house.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

bird box update

We now have 9 eggs in the nestbox.