Peregrine chicks fledge!

Some of us have been keeping a Fledge Watch on our Peregrines to try and make sure that the two chicks made their first flights successfully and did not come to harm. Dermot captured these entertaining images on Sunday 29th June.  I also watched them that day and it was clear that one fledgling was far more confident about flying than its sibling!

DS Peri 1  DS Peri 2  DS Peri 3

DS Peri 4  DS Peri 5

The Sand Martins have not nested in the holes in the sides of Pymmes Brook (near the car park) this year but Dermot found one in the holes on the mooring

DS Sand 1

Thanks for the photos, Dermot


Photos taken on May bird survey and June butterfly survey

It’s taken me a while to post these – many thanks to Ann Robertson for taking the trouble to send them to me.

A Cinnabar Moth and Green-veined White Butterfly from the May Bird Survey walk

AR Cinnabar moth IMG_0003  AR Green-veined White IMG_0005

Although we didn’t see many butterflies on our Butterfly survey on 5th June, Ann captured a variety of wildlife images – here we have Swans with young, Common Blue Butterfly, Bee Orchid, an unusual view of a Cinnabar Moth and Buff-tailed Bumble Bee

AR Swans IMG_0010  AR Common Blue butterfly  IMG_0020  AR Bee Orchid IMG_0022   AR Cinnabar Moth IMG_0030  AR Buff-tailed Bumble Bee IMG_0036

Also a Common Blue Damselfly and a female Orange Tip Butterfly

AR Damselfly Commomn Blue IMG_0013  AR Orange tip fem IMG_0010

Thanks again, Ann – I know it isn’t always easy to email images especially when they can be quite large files!