Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Humming Bird Hawk Moth

While sitting outside eating dinner on a lovely warm evening at my daughter's house in Kent, I have just seen a humming bird hawk moth feeding on honeysuckle in the  hedge. A remarkable sight and a first for me. 

Monday, June 02, 2014

Sound recording in Tunstall Woods

I had an enjoyable morning trying out a new sound recorder in Tunstall Woods. Not very good recordings I'm afraid. I need a more directional microphone and a lot more practice!

At one point a Great Spotted Woodpecker obligingly started to drum in the tree just above my head. There are Blackbirds and Chaffinches calling in the background.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

There is also a cuckoo still resident in the woods.


As I left the woods at the north end of the reservoir there was a Blackcap singing in the willow bushes.  You can also hear Cuckoo, Graylag Geese and Willow Warbler  in the background.