It was sunny and warm last Wednesday so I took a potter along part of the site perimeter bounded by shrubs and trees to be rewarded by seeing quite a lot of butterflies including this Red Admiral.
On Thursday I suddenly realised that the crows and magpies perched on the framework for soft fruit bushes on a nearby plot were being very raucous. That was a indication one of the foxes was nearby, and sure enough it soon appeared.
Moorhens are often seen on the small stream that runs alongside the site or on the adjacent ecology park pond. During the week I was told that one had been seen on the allotments disappearing into the long grass under the willow tree.
Three mallards have been providing aerial entertainment on a number of occasions lately by flying very low overhead circuits whilst quacking loudly.
The RSPB’s Make Your Nature Count started yesterday and continues through to next Sunday, the 10th. I’ll be doing my count later in the week when hopefully the weather is better again as this morning it’s dull and very wet.
Have a good week!