Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A great spot......

31 May 2009
A Great Spotted Woodpecker at the nuts, it's a juvenile bird told by the red centre to it's crown and duller white bits compared to the adult. Two young birds are coming in, but only one at a time, with the adults staying nearby but not actually in the garden and calling all the time.

One of the largest Painted Lady migrations in decades has been going on in the last week, with most of the butterflies being on the coast, but we've had about twenty a day going through the garden. Most of these are just fast flying individuals which don't stop. Here one has rested of some Valerium. Incredible to think these little things have come all the way from Morocco. Some eighteen thousand were counted streaming past Scolt Head in just one day.

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