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30 Apr 2007

The Blackbirds are nesting somewhere. Here the female appears to be about to take-off.

Ref: D35_20070412_0411_046 fb2 Blackbird female with wings up-stretched.jpg

29 Apr 2007

Another peanut finds a worthy home.

Ref: D3E_20070411_0020_171 fb1 Mouse with peanut.jpg

28 Apr 2007

Our first planting of (hopefully mostly) natural English bluebells are at last beginning to form a swathe in a stand of sycamores.

Ref: P34_20070425_1112_903 Bluebell Dell Seq (Web Crop).jpg

27 Apr 2007

Whatever we put out, the peanuts go first. This was taken 11 April and we will be crushing loose nuts for a while so parents don't accidently choke their young on them

Ref: D3E_20070411_0744_205 fb1 Great Tit with peanut.jpg

26 Apr 2007

All the birds are very territorial. Here a male Chaffinch appear to be threatening an innocent yellowhammer.

Ref: D3E_20070411_1909_234 fb1 Chaffinch threatening Yellowhammer.jpg

25 Apr 2007

A long unused Bat box has been 'modified' by something and now appears to be attractive to Bluetits - the widened slot is a nice tight squeeze for a bluetit. We were lucky to see nesting material being taken in & will be watching events.

Ref: D12_20070410_1440_747 Bluetit with nesting material at box (Web Crop).jpg

24 Apr 2007

A rear view of the glorious colours of a male chaffinch as it takes off.

Ref: D3E_20070407_1956_093 fb1 Chaffinch Male taking off.jpg

23 Apr 2007

A fieldmouse (wood mouse) with tail upraised patters along the log.

Ref: D3E_20070409_0431_227 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

22 Apr 2007

The first moorhen brood sadly failed, but the parents are obviously getting ready for another go.

Ref: D35_20070407_0834_026 fb2 Moorhen.jpg

21 Apr 2007

We adore these delicate collared doves which appear to be paired and probably have a nest somewhere.

Ref: D35_20070406_0828_062 fb2 Collared Dove Pair.jpg

20 Apr 2007

A slightly cheeky looking Great Tit.

Ref: D3E_20070405_1802_107 fb1 Great Tit.jpg

19 Apr 2007

A slightly sinister Snake's-Head Fritillary not yet quite opened.

Ref: P34_20070407_1118_787 Snake's-Head Fritillary unopened.jpg

18 Apr 2007

Our male pheasant drapes his tale through the beam.

Ref: D35_20070401_1600_040 fb2 Pheasant Male.jpg

17 Apr 2007

These male and female chaffinches are probably a pair attempting to mate or having a little squabble.

Ref: D35_20070402_0706_061 fb2 Chaffinch male and female in flurry of wings at dawn.jpg

16 Apr 2007

The Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) at both sites (100m apart so must be separate nests) continue to amaze us.

Ref: D35_20070327_2001_006 fb2 2 Fieldmice (Wood Mice) with one mid-leap.jpg

15 Apr 2007

Unusually clear picture of a Great tit in flight. In it beak is a wet peanut, and a flake of chopped bark (we have used to stop the sites becoming mud-wallows) stuck to it's chest.

Ref: D35_20070327_1746_001 fb2 Great Tit in flight with food (web crop).jpg

14 Apr 2007

A fieldmouse (wood mouse) spoilt for choice just after dusk.

Ref: D3E_20070328_2035_079 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

13 Apr 2007

Classic style portrait of a Great Tit.

Ref: D3E_20070328_1928_073 fb1 Great Tit.jpg

12 Apr 2007

Well this is the 'moorhen' web site, and our moorhens have beaten all our records by hatching 7 chicks before March was out. One or both groups appear periodically at the pond by the house where we get the opportunity for photos like this.

Ref: D60_20070331_0840_013 Moorhen feeding chick on dragon pond.jpg

11 Apr 2007

The fieldmice (wood mice) continue to show their amazing athleticism.

Ref: D35_20070324_1954_011 fb2 2 Fieldmice (Wood Mice) with one mid leap.jpg

10 Apr 2007

This great Tit was caught in flight over the site.

Ref: D35_20070325_1545_029 fb2 Great Tit in Flight.jpg

09 Apr 2007

The male pheasant has appeared again on both cameras after a few days absence. He really is magnificent.

Ref: D3E_20070325_1456_062 fb1 Pheasant Male (web crop).jpg

08 Apr 2007

A repaired camera kit damaged by rabbits chewing the cables caught this sweet fieldmouse (wood mouse).

Ref: D3E_20070323_2134_036 fb1 fieldmouse (wood mouse).jpg

07 Apr 2007

A robin coming in to land on the end of the log.

Ref: D35_20070318_1751_005 fb2 Robin flying in to land.jpg

06 Apr 2007

This fieldmouse (wood mouse) is carrying off a (ex-frozen) cherry almost as big as it's head.

Ref: D3E_20070318_2152_027 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) with cherry.jpg

05 Apr 2007

A green woodpecker is finding the moist but not waterlogged soil on the pond islands good hunting grounds.

Ref: D60_20070321_1257_017 Green woodpecker from rear with head turned.jpg

04 Apr 2007

Slightly earlier than previous years a heron is catching great crested newts in at least two of the ponds. The only time we get to see these cautious newts is in the beak of a heron.
Correction 12 Jan 2009: This is a Smooth Newt - thanks to Barry Kemp for the info.

Ref: D10_20070321_0929_015 Heron catching Great Crested Newt in Dragon pond (3 of 4) (web crop).jpg

03 Apr 2007

In the hour or two after a snow shower before the snow melted this Dunnock took its portrait.

Ref: D3E_20070322_0839_045 fb1 Dunnock in Snow.jpg

02 Apr 2007

The magpies seem to have finished their nest near the house, but we can't see whether there are eggs or a bird on the nest.

Ref: D35_20070315_1635_008 fb2 Magpie Feeding.jpg

01 Apr 2007

Perhaps this female chaffinch is the object the fight in yesterdays image (same site and similar time next day).

Ref: D35_20070315_1608_003 fb2 Chaffinch female in Flight.jpg



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