Worcs W T Broadmoor Wood N R....20/05/2012
I visited this Ancient Woodland for the first time at the end of April last year on a sunny and warm afternoon, the heady scent of the Bluebells filled the air! Today it was overcast and sadly a lot of the Bluebell plants had been almost flattened by the heavy rains! However there were still plenty to see and enjoy. A Blackcap was singing his heart out as it perched in a tree adjacent to the entrance of the wood, Chiffchaff and Song Thrush were heard only on the walk through the wood. Blue Tits, Great Tits and Blackbirds (singing) were in abundance and I was well pleased to see a Goldcrest and Wren as they frantically scoured the trees and shrubs for insects. I spotted a Warbler but couldn't ID it from sight, now if it had sung for me I might have got an ID.lol! A lone Canada Goose was on the pool, strangely there was just one Canada Goose there last year, it must be fond of this area. A few Marsh Marigolds were in flower, always a delight to see these cheery flowers.
A pleasing visit today especially seeing the Wildflowers in and coming into bloom, the only downside was having to take extra care when walking the narrow paths after the recent heavy rains as they were very,very muddy!
Fungi. I have no idea as to the ID of these Fungi, ID's would be appreciated!
Bunkers Hill Wood...26/05/2012
It was a glorious sunny morning and the birds were singing! A highlight today was seeing Longhorn Moths as they flitted and seemingly danced around the tree branches in the sunshine, suitable music to accompany them would have been welcomed.lol!
Highlight birds were Song Thrush, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a pair of Great Tits that are once again nesting in the upright pole of a field gate as
they did last year, presumably the same pair.