A fairly extensive coverage of Parley Court Farm resulted in recording 61 species of bird (including 2 additions to the Year List), c5 mammals along with a couple of unexpected finds. Always a treat to be able to wander the banks of the
unhampered by anyone else
that floats on high o'er vales and hills.
When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils.
Yeah, OK they are DANDELIONS but we're all entitled to
a little Poetic Licence!
of what were originally 13 FARMYARD GEESE
through which this image was taken.
Having walked the western perimeter fence of Bournemouth International Airport you arrive at the latch-gate leading to Palmer's Ford and the entrance to the northern half of Parley Court Farm. The path is more like a woodland ride and despite the continuous rumble of lorries and other vehicles is a haven for an abundance of wildlife. Archers were already practising their sport as a small white Butterfly was spotted and nearly passed off for a Small White. Closer inspection revealed it to be a
never reported from the property prior to this which is more likely to have been overlooked, which was nearly the case today, than not seen.
there seem to be a lot of
CRANEFLIES (or Daddy Long-legs)
around now in the Spring?? as was the case today.
probably the most numerous Butterfly on the wing today.
Others included Peacock, Orange-tip, Small Tortoishell and Holly Blue
maintained for the exclusive use of the
Ringwood Angling Society.
was of some interest especially when I learnt from a reliable source
that it is used for Special Boat Service (SBS)