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Monday, 16 June 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Bin there, done that

Here at Rufford the bins get emptied every morning and are mostly done by the same individual in the week. On a rare occasion though that a day is unaccounted for we take it in turns to fill in the gaps. It is one way of seeing the whole park in a morning, something which we don't always get to do. So armed with bin bags and a camera I set off around the park. Hundreds of Canada Geese are now on site......but is was the smaller things I was looking for, things which may go unnoticed. Such as;

A single Bee Orchid, providing a splash of colour in an otherwise green section of the park. A Gothic Moth, seen here on the bin bag I pulled out the bin. It was obviously put  back in it's hidey-hole after emptying the rubbish. Rufford is full of hidden gems so keep an eye out.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Quick morning stroll

A quick morning stroll around Rufford proved fruitful with plenty of wildlife activity. This included a Great Tit, many Cinnabar Moths, blooming Ox-eye Daisy and a Swan still nurturing 7 Cygnets. The Broad Bodied Chasers were still bombing about accompanied by lots of Damselflies.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Swallows and.....other stuff

In glorious morning sunshine I took it upon myself to venture down to the Conservation Area before anyone else was about. Recently 4 juvenile Kingfishers were spotted there so I trekked down to scope them out. Unfortunately no Kingfishers were seen but I managed to get photos of a soon to fledge brood of Swallows, a Swan with 7 Cygnets, a Damselfly and a Speckled Wood butterfly.