Monday, 24 May 2010

Monday 24th May

The best place to be today was in the woods, in the dappled shade of Barming Woods, away from the 27.C heat!  Good numbers of butterfles were on the wing, including Orange-tip, Peacock, Large White and Speckled Wood.  I cycled round to where I'd heard the Tree Pipit on Friday, but with coppicing continuing close-by I couldn't pick out its song, only a close by Willow Warbler.  Cycling back to work a Common Buzzard lifted off from one of the older coppice plantations and soared on the thermals, before drifting west. 


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Spot on dappled shade shot .
Great Buzzard shot .

Warren Baker said...

Strange time of year to be coppicing ?

Like the Buzzard shot Adam

Adam said...

That's what I thought Warren - usually done in winter, perhaps demand is outstripping supply. It's a shame because if it'd be done 3 months ago, I'm sure there'd be more Tree Pipits around as the cleared areas with a few stand trees look ideal.