I am so sorry for not blogging for a while. There are a couple of reasons, early July is normally quiet until the warblers start to move around mid-month. The real problem that I have is the death of my camera. Well it is possibly repairable, but it had this fault a couple of years ago and any repair on a Nikon camera isn’t cheap. I now have to think hard as to whether or not I can afford a replacement.
Anyway I will try and keep the blog going in some shape or another. Any photos before and including the Swallows were taken with my old Nikon D300s, after that they were taken with my even older Nikon D5000.
Little Egret: a bird flew towards the Woodland Gardens 6th.
Common Tern: one flew towards the Heron Pond 7th.
Curlew: one flew north at 6.30am 10th.
The Scrub just north of Dukes Head Passage has had good numbers of common warblers this week.
It looks as if 3 pairs have bred in the park this year one up on the last couple of years.
This Green Woodpecker looked to be struggling on the hottest day of the year.
Click on the link to see a Banded Demoiselle catching insects.
Marbled-white Butterflies are annual in small numbers.
Ringlet Butterfly need to be looked for carefully as the most abundant dark butterflies are the Meadow Brown’s.
Juvenile Swallow crash lands.
After taking these Swallow photos I took what would have been cracking shots of a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler and a Whitethroat feeding a recently fledged bird and when I went to review them none had come out.
Nuthatch: at leats 2 are present in the park but mobile.
Reed Warbler: the pair in Queen Mary’s are feeding young again.