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Wildwatch: April 2016 Sightings

Highlights Woodpecker sightings increase.. chilly month keeps insect numbers down – where are all the butterflies?.. a strange season for herbaceous plants.   Weather Temperatures on Wildwatch Wednesdays remained consistently below 10C, although it was sunny on the 13th and 20th. Birds Great Spotted Woodpeckers, usually an occasional visitor to St Nicks, were seen on […]

Posted 9 May 2016 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Ash flowers, blackcap, Brimstone, Chiffchaff, goldcrest, green alkanet, Herb Robert, orange tip, Pied Shield Bug, Red-tailed Bumble Bee, Shining Cranesbill, Slall Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, willow warbler, wren

Wildwatch: April 2014 sightings

Weather: Mainly cloudy on all five Wildwatch days, except for sunshine on the 23rd. As expected, temperatures started to rise throughout the month, starting off with 4C to 6C on the 2nd, and up to 15C on the 30th. Observers: Generally smaller numbers than in recent months, but we still had to split into two […]

Posted 13 May 2014 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, Chiffchaff, Cream Spot Ladybird, Cuckoo Pint, Fertile Horsetail, Garden Warbler, Green-veined White butterfly, Ground Beetle, Hawthorn Shieldbug, Holly Blue butterfly, Shining Cranesbill, Spotted Snake Millipede, Tree Bumblebee, Water Aven, willow warbler, Woundwort Shieldbug

Wildwatch: 3 July 2013 – Mystery bird? And the need for pain in botany!

Weather: Cloudy at first, then sunny intervals. 16C to 21C. Light breeze Observers: Amanda, Claire, Kaj, Kaye, Ian, Nettie, Paul, Rasa, Rosemary, Tracy A big turnout of ten people this week, with three newcomers. It was a bit of a disjointed walk, partially because Phil wanted some volunteers to help him with a thesis on […]

Posted 7 July 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: juvenile long-tailed tit, tree bumble bee, willow warbler

Wildwatch: 17 April 2013 – “And The Birds They Are A-Warbling”

Thanks – and apologies – to Bob Dylan for the headline! Weather: Cloudy, 8 to 10C, calm at first, freshening SW breeze later. Observers: Ian, Janetta, Kaye, Kaj It was a grey, overcast day, but we just missed the heavy shower earlier in the morning. With the initial lack of wind, birdsong was plentiful and, […]

Posted 17 April 2013 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: blackcap, buff-tailed bumblebee, Chiffchaff, coltsfoot, cow parsley, field maple, frogspawn, lesser celandine, marsh marigold, water vole, willow warbler

Wildwatch: 30 May 2012 – Positives and negatives

Weather: Warm & sunny Observers: Hazel, Ian, Janetta, Kaj, Linda, Lindsay We started off with a half-hour kingfisher watch, with Linda and Kaj going to the usual Kingfisher Watch Point and Ian, Hazel and Lindsay going to the sluice, which is not often watched. Janetta did her usual excellent job of recording some of the plant […]

Posted 31 May 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Chiffchaff, juvenile long-tailed tit, juvenile rabbit, willow warbler

Wildwatch: 18th April 2012 – Rain stops play

Weather: wet, cool, light breeze. Observers: Linda, Lindsay, Richard, Kaye Plans for an in-depth area bird watch followed by a bug study had to be postponed because of increasingly heavy rain. Richard checked out his proposed transect and a couple of alternative sites, but found that even the woodlice had gone too deep into shelter […]

Posted 19 April 2012 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: willow warbler, yellow archangel