Monday, 7 May 2012

Bluebells and more!

I really wish the sun had shone more than it did today, but at least we didn't get all the rain that had been forecast - So we took the opportunity to take a walk through the bluebells at Aqualate.
To see them in such numbers is such a treat.








and of course there were other spring flowers out too.

herb robert

yellow archangel

wild garlic

wood sorrel


All a welcome sight except may be these.

rhododendron

It was also noticeable how bare the trees still look, even though we are now well into May and looking up into the trees it was also strange to see large flocks of tits still flying around, surely they should be nesting now!
From the path we could also get glimpses of the Mere and with binoculars you could see numerous swifts, swallows and martins flying low over the surface of the water. So we then headed to the hide to see what we else we could see.
swallows, martins and swifts over the mere

male reed bunting

female reed bunting

marsh tit
moorhen
great crested grebe
tufted ducks

greater spotted woodpecker