Wednesday, 29 April 2015

April catch up!

A few images taken during April.

5th April: Brake lane and Brake Mill Pools:



 
 
 My first of the Spring Peacock butterfly.
 
 
 
11th April:
No shortage of worms judging by the Blackbirds beakful!
Great to see Swallows and Martins have returned locally, we just need the Swifts to return now and all will be well with the world.
 
 
 
 

7th April:

The return of the magnificent Mallards.

They have visited in previous years in the Spring, they must be on their way to wherever they nest and use my garden as a stopover. The hen made herself comfortable atop of the conifers and the Drake flew around the gardens like a lost soul until eventually deciding to rest in next doors garden when he could see that she was going nowhere!




12th April: Whittington. 

Ring Ouzel x1, Wheatear x2, Corn Bunting and a flyover Yellow Wagtail! Just brill !!!!




9th April: A first for my garden, a Rook no less!


Severn Valley Country Park. Apart from playing in the sandpit, football and tennis this Raven was a welcome highlight along with several Common Buzzards seen throughout the visit.


In tandem!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
26th April:
 
Staffordshire and Worcester Canal walk:
 
The butterflies took the accolade on what was a sunny but 'cool in the shade' day.
 

 
 
 
Orange tip.

 
 
 
 
Small Tortoiseshell

 
 
Green-veined White



How well camouflaged they are on the Wild Garlic.



I wonder what delights May will bring?



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. You've got some great flappers and flutterers there. Still on the lookout for Wheatear here, not seen yet. Good few yellow wagtails though.

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  2. Great news with you seeing a good few Yellow Wagtails....here's hoping you get a Wheatear or two or three!

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  3. Wow, wonderful Orange Tip images Pam, a delight to see aren't they?
    The last GVW photo is a stunner......lovely light!
    Not many butterflies about today!!!! lol

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the butterflies Ruth! I agree, Orange tips are a delight to see!

    Hopefully we will see a few more butterflies next week when the weather supposedly is going to warm up (says she holding her breath).lol

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