Saturday, 28 September 2013

Autumn Delights

 Blue Tit
 Ditto
 Ditto
 Chaffinch
 Chaffinch
 Bullfinch (F)
 Coal Tit
 Ditto
 Goldfinch (Juv)
 Goldfinch (Adult)
 GT Spotted Woodpecker (Juv)
 Long Tailed Tit
 Ditto
 Close Encounter Of A Bird Kind: GT in the Bird Viewing Station
Ditto

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Spice it up!

As we seem to be accumulating more of them, there is a tip to fight back against Squirrels.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-202877

Apparently it doesn't bother birds at all, but as mammals it "burns the hell" out of Squirrels mouths, just like us.
Thought I'd post it here for all to try, It is a genuine tactic!

From the undergrowth

A few from the last couple of days .
GSW

GSW

Dipper looks like a juv on the wier

Long Tailed Tit

Coal Tit

Female Emperor Dragonfly not sure could be a Common Hawker  ?
  gwh


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Don't disgard plastic!

Whilst checking forums & sites for latest info, I have happened upon a video clip. This clip shows our disrespect of nature by our stupidity in discarding plastic with no thoughts.
Totally self explanatory but quite harsh, it is meant to hit home, no punches pulled.

Please don't watch if you have a weak disposition, It brings a tear to the eye of the toughest wildlife lover. It's meant to shock & will!

http://www.upworthy.com/people-should-know-about-this-awful-thing-we-do-and-most-of-us-are-simply-unaware?g=3&c=upw1

The rubbish washed up around the chicks is unbelievable, how much more can our planet take before we destroy everything?
The chicks know no better & clearly the area needs cleaning up before breeding starts, another example of Man needing to save wildlife from Man!

Personally I think every human being should see this sort of stuff - Maybe we might change?

An extreme situation, but we must keep in mind not to have rubbish lying around at Cromwell!

So Many, Many, thanks to our fantastic rubbish collector we have visiting us, keeping it as tidy as She can.

Records from the Rough - New Hotel at the Feeders







A bird feeder/bug hotel is now in the bird viewing area.

Well done to those who constructed and placed it there.

Also Chiffchaff still calling near the river.







These fungi were on old Willow canal side














                                   

                                    Underside of above fungi


Tremella mesentrica - yellow brain













This Yellow Brain fungus was also near the canal side.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

From the undergrowth

Mixed weather the last few days have not been down as much but got a few pics of the GSW thats seems to be coming in every day now is this years juv thats just about lost his red cap , also the Reed Bunting is a regular now ..... we also so had  strange markings on one bird looked like and markings of a Siskin but the size of a Chafinch  so weve called it a Chafkin.
Goldfinch

LTT

GSW

ditto

ditto

Juv Reed Buntinggwh

Whats in Cromwell at the Moment ? September 2013




Common Hammock-weaver Linyphia triangularis.


Linyphia triangularis  22449

A faded White tailed Bee -Bombus lucorum


Bombus lucorum 22340

Frit Fly Chlorops calceatus


Chlorops 22860




Micro Moth Argresthia sp 

Argyresthia 22876

Spiders

Larinoides cornutus
Larinoides scolopterus
Linyphia triangularis.
Araneus quadratus
Araneus diadematus
Metellina segmentata / mengei

Harvestman
Harvestman Paroligolophus agrestis
Limonid Cranefly Rhipidia maculata

                                         Harvestman Paroligolophus agrestis 

Paroligolophus agrestis 22866


Limonid Cranefly Rhipidia maculata

Rhipidia maculata 22882


Frit Fly Chlorops calceatus confirmed expert communication )

Moths

Micro Moth Argresthia sp 

Bees

White Tailed Bee Bombus lucorum




Planthopper Conomelus aceps

Conomelus anceps 22942

Conopidae - Thick headed Flies

Conops quadrifasciatu



Conops quadrifasciatus 22318







Beetles & Ladybirds Coleoptera

7 -Spot Ladybird

Fungi

Russula
Stinkhorn
Sulphur Tufts

Birds

Jay
Robin
Blackbird
Chaffinch
Bullfinch

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Work party

Many thanks to everyone for their efforts today, we have cut and removed a lot of grass from various areas and finished off the Wheelchair Access hide/screen and also put in some more things to hang feeders off. With new faces its good to see things happening again. A great  day thank you all. yours Graham

More images HERE




Friday, 13 September 2013

Autumn Delights

Things are beginning to increase down at the Bird Viewing Station. Still no Siskins (at least not for me) But the Gt Spotted Woodpecker (Male) made an appearance.
                                                           Gt Spotted Woodpecker (M)
                                                                Long Tailed Tit
                                                                          Blue Tit
                                                         Gt Spotted Woodpecker (M)
                                                                        Ditto
                                                                         Chaffinch
                                                                     Blue Tit
                                                                   BullFinch (F)
                                                                  Goldfinch
                                                                      Long Tailed Tit                                                              
Juv Robin