Friday, 17 April 2009

Birds & Bees

Bee species

Orange Ladybird

The sunny weekend brought out the insects with a smart Cream-spot Ladybird and a Bee with a long tongue. Butterflies were scare still and no dragonflies as yet.

Thursday, 9 April 2009




Our newts are great at the moment, providing lots of interest as they court each other and fight. We've also seen them laying their eggs. Tawny Owl was heard again last night.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Nesting Magpies

A pair of Magpies have built a nest in the ivy overlooking the patio and are very agressively seeing off other birds and squirrels. It was fun to see their antics in breaking off twigs and collecting moss from the lawn.

Magpie's nesting