Thursday, 26 May 2022
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Grass Vetchling - an absolutely stunning, jewel-like little flower and one of my favourites.
After having not seen it for a few days, it was good to see the first-summer Yellow-legged Gull, back in the coastal waste recycling centre. Otherwise just the usual 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and single Pale-bellied Brent Goose off Mudbank, along with 1 Bar-tailed Godwit.
Yellow-legged Gull - flanked by an adult Herring Gull and a first-summer Great Black-backed Gull.
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Stonechats breed on higher ground around the fringes of Exmouth but, as far as I can recall, I 've never had breeding birds on Orcombe Point before. At least 3 juveniles were noted this morning, alongside both parent birds.
Two of the three juvenile Stonechats.
My first Common Spotted Orchid of the spring.
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Heath Spotted Orchid.
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Bloxworth Snout. Presumably just out of hibernation, this is by far the smartest example of this species that I've ever seen. Discovered at work.
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Red Kite - Withycombe Raleigh Common.
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Sunday, 15 May 2022
Red Kite - a very tatty individual over Bicton Common this morning.
A wander round Bicton Common and Blackhill produced 4 Tufted Ducks, 2 Sand Martins, 1 Red Kite, 1 Nightjar and a couple Swifts.