Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Let's Get Together - Al Green

It was a great pleasure to welcome Linda and Brian Roberts from Lincolnshire to the farm for a 3 days stay, who in the first instance were traveling companions of Hugh and Janet during their recent Siberia Sortie. Both have a keen interest in all aspects of wildlife, so it was undoubtedly my pleasure to show them a decent cross section of what is on offer here. We started with the Trail Cameras which also captured our approach.
Linda and Brian Roberts plus Moi
in addition to yet another
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ROE DEER
by day and
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by night
while Hugh was having much more success at the south end of the farm with
 STOAT
and
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BADGER
Images © Hugh Dampney.
Under the
CUMULUS CLOUD
'INVERTED ANVIL'
all that could be found in the Moth Traps were disappointing
common fare represented by no more than
 CLOUDED DRAB
COMMON QUAKER
and
 HEBREW CHARACTER
The New Kid on the Block
a 5th
ALPACA
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JACKDAW
A distant
JAY
MISTLE THRUSH
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DITTO
LONG-TAILED TIT
have incorporated their nest into the Sewerage Works chain link fence.
Brian and Linda were most keen to see
GREEN WOODPECKER
a number of which were seen throughout the day.
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GREEN WOODPECKER CLIPS
Thought to be the nest of a
JAY
we will have to undertake more observations here.
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LINNET
A 'first' for my guests
SMOOTH SNAKE
 Into the woods were along with Nuthatch and Coal Tit we found
POLYTRICHUM FORMOSUM
 FLAVOPARMELIA CAPERATA
sometimes more familiarly known as simply
PARMELIA
and
 HYPNUM CUPRESSIFORME
We, as ever, thank John Gifford for his knowledge of such things.
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The fantastic accompaniment of a

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SONG THRUSH

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Male
STONECHAT

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Female
STONECHAT

 Then, right at the last knockings and during a close encounter with a pair of
Little Ringed Plover
Brian located the first
COWSLIP
of the year.
A real pleasure to make the acquaintance of you both and as the Jocks might say
Will Ye No Come Back Again!

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