Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chamber's Farm Wood.....

Wood Anemone

Green-veined White

One of the many woodland rides

Male Common Lizard
A change of scenery today from my usual haunts,saw me visiting the superb Bardney Limewoods complex at Chamber's Farm Wood.I purposefully arrived for dawn hoping to hear some Nightingale song,but sadly as last year,i drew a blank.All was not lost though,as i recorded my first Turtle Dove,Cuckoo and Garden Warbler's of the year,with singles of each,the Turtle Dove being the earliest i have recorded.It was great to hear the great spring sound's of Cuckoo song and Turtle Dove,with that gorgeous purring sound as i enjoyed the lovely spring sunshine.There were also fairly good numbers of Blackcap,Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler present,with number's being 30,25 and 18 respectively.Other notable bird sightings included 3 Brambling,2 Siskin and at least 4 Common Buzzard.Mammal sightings today comprised of 3 Muntjac and 4 Brown Hare,both species showing well.Reptile sightings included my first Grass Snake's of the year with 3 being recorded(2 male and 1 female) and at least 15 Common Lizard,the Lizards showing brilliantly!.Notable insect sightings included my first Orange Tip's of the year with 3 males and also 7 Peacock,3 Speckled Wood,3 Brimstone,1 Small Tort,11 Green-veined White and 2 Comma.An excellent day out at this superb site,with the above sightings,coupled with a suffusion of spring flowers and nice weather,great!.

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