Sunday, 15 June 2014

The Merry Month of May.

A few images taken during the month of May.

3rd May. Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Broadmoor Wood.

With the sun shining the heady scent of Bluebells at the start of the walk was delightful, a pity it could not be bottled! The Bluebells were at there prime standing tall and the vibrant violet-blue colour was stunning en-masse.

Greater Stitchwort, Yellow Archangel, Celandine and Wood Anemone are also a delight to see amongst the bluebells and along the path and Marsh Marigolds in and around the small pool. Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Song Thrush and Jay were the highlight bird species seen.

Brake Mill Pools, on various days in May.

The 5 Cygnets were a delight to watch 'swanning around' with their parents.

Whittington, Stourbridge.
Yellow Wagtails were the 'star' birds seen at Whittington along with a Wheatear pair, Skylarks, Whitethroat and the usual Robins, Tits and Finches.  A June sighting of a lone Corn Bunting was a welcome sight.

A Cow gave birth whilst I was viewing the Wheatears......the loud groan from the Cow attracted my attention!

A visit from a pair of Mallards in my garden was a nice surprise.
"When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen."
-  Lucy Larcom