Monday, 25 April 2011

WWT Broadmoor Wood....25/04/2011

Broadmoor Wood is 'A delightful woodland reserve with a stream and pool on the edge of Birmingham' (taken from WWT Website) and delightful it certainly is! My first and certainly not my last visit was taken this afternoon. The warm sun was shining through the trees onto the bluebells that carpeted the woodland floor, the scent from them was divine! The path is narrow and with the Bluebells alongside and also Greater Stitchwort, Yellow Archangel, Celandine and Wood Anemone it was a pleasurable walk. The pool had a large expanse of Marsh Marigold that looked delightful in the bright sunshine. I will certainly be back to look for Dragonflies here soon. Blackcap and Chiffchaff were seen and certainly heard as there singing resounded around the wood. Other bird species seen/heard were Blue and Great Tits, Blackbird, a lone Canada Goose in the pool and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard! Green Longhorn (day moths) were swarming around trees and Speckled Wood and White butterflies were seen often, the Whites did not settle long enough to get an ID.
An extremely pleasant hour was spent in this small but delightful is truly magical!


  1. Super images from your delightful wood walk Pam,the Bluebells have been especially good this year I think......and yes that scent should be probably is! lol

  2. I have seen Bluebell hand cream at Debenhams but whether it is the real McCoy or a brand name I am not sure, anyway nowt like the real thing is there!
    A good year for the Bluebells and flowers as a whole I reckon! Blossom trees have looked exceptional and a Rowan in my garden is loaded with blossom so hopefully a good crop of berries for next Winters Thrushes!

    Back to Spring.Lol!
    Thanks for your kind comments Ruth!