Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cool Saturday

No, not as in funky but as in bloody cold! Although its been bright a cold northerly has been blowing all day, not very condusive to standing at the top of your garden and seeing nothing for too long! Not too much to report, a single Common Buzzard seen soaring over the south fields was almost certainly a resident, but a garden tick in the shape of Yellow wagtail (3) were more unusual for being spotted in the top of one of the tall hedgerow oaks before moving off west. GYL - 67
In the garden, I got around to moving the winter wood pile, and gingerly moving the very bottom ones it was no surprise to see a couple of amphibians hiding out next to each other and no doubt to each identity either.

Common Frog

Common Toad

Had this bee visiting the Lungwort in recent weeks but until today he had managed to evade the camera, Anthophora plumipes to give it its correct name, but I much prefer Hairy-footed Flower-bee!

Anthophora plumipes

The Grey Heron was at the village pond again this evening, trying his luck with the now second generation of goldfish, which have been wise enough to grow up brown!

Grey Heron

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