06.04.12 to 08.04.12 - 10 to 15 degrees, sun, showers, light wind
Birds - Green Woodpecker, Nuthatches, Kingfishers, Goosanders, Mandarin Ducks, Linnets, Willow Warblers, Yellow Hammers, Skylarks, Swallows, Peregrine Falcon, Blackcaps, Greenfinches, Coal Tits, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Woodpigeons, Crows, Robins, Song Thrushes, Blackbirds, Pheasants, Mallard Ducks, Mute Swans, Chiffchaffs, Chaffinches, Moorhens, Canada Geese, Buzzards, Ravens, Wrens, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Rooks, House Sparrows, Pied Wagtails, Long-tailed Tits, Jays.
Wild Flowers - Yellow Archangel, Ransomes, Broom, Wood Sorrel, Early Purple Orchids, Bluebells, Cow Parsley, Field Speedwell, Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Crab Apple Blossom, Herb Robert, Lesser Stitchwort, Greater Stitchwort, Ash Flowers, Wild Cherry Blossom, Daisies, Larch Needles, Wild Current leaves and flowers, Birch leaves, Spindle leaves, Ground Ivy, Cuckooflowers, Dogs Mercury, Dandelions, White Deadnettle, Dog Violets, Wood Spurge, Wood-rush, Elm leaves, Primroses, Wood Anemones, Bitter-cress, Hazel leaves.
Wild Cherry Blossom
Others - Otter, Wood Mice, Fallow Deer, Squirrels, Green Veined White Butterfly, Orange-tip Butterflies, Holly Blue Butterfly, Brimstone Butterfly.
Male Orange-tip Butterfly
Private Estate - Dorset
12.04.12 - 12 degrees, sun, showers/hail, light wind
Birds - Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Kingfishers, Goldcrests, Nuthatches, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Mistle Thrushes,, plus all the usual :-)
Other - Early Purple Orchids, Herb Paris, Cuckooflowers, Orange-tip Butterflies, Small White, 9 Roe Does, 1 Roe Yearling, 3 Roe Bucks
Early Purple Orchid
Topsham (March) and Duryard Area Exeter (April)
Female Sparrowhawk on Nest - Heavily Cropped
Private Estate- Dprset
27.04.12 - 13 degrees, sun, showers, light wind
Birds - Blackcaps, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatches, Swallows, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Dunnocks, Robins, Jackdaws, Mallard Ducks, Blue Tits, Song Thrushes, Blackbirds, Crows, Coal Tits, Chiffchaffs, Long-tailed Tits, Greater-spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Collard Doves, Pied Wagtails, Great Tits, Buzzards, Chaffinches, Pheasants.
Wild Flowers - Early Purple Orchid, Fox and Cubs, Bugle, Yellow Archangel, Selfheal, Primroses, Ramsons, Dandelions, White Dead-nettle, Red Dead-nettle, Cow Parsley, Alexanders, Meadow Buttercup, Field Speedwell, Celandines, Bluebells, Ground Ivy, Dog's Mercury, Dove's-Foot Crane's-bill, Lesser Stitchwort, Garlic Mustard, Daisies, Blackthorn Blossom, Cuckooflowers, Wood Anemone, Wood Sorrel, Red Campion, Lords-and -ladies, Greater Stitchwort, Herb Robert, Wood Spurge, Wild Cherry Blossom, Dog Violets, Wild Strawberry, Germander Speedwell, Hawthorn Blossom.
Ripple Ice Cream (Hawthorn Blossom)
Butterflies - Peacock, Orange-tips, Speckled Wood
Male Orange-tip Butterfly