Thursday, 13 May 2010

Two Tawnys in a week

I don't know it takes me a year and a half to see my first Tawny then i get another one a week later. All be it a Young one.

It sat quite content on its branch surprisingly out in the open. Not the best looking thing i must say. But then again, wor lass would say the same about me.

A few butterflies were knocking around mainly Peacocks and Small Whites.

And lots of Orange Tips

Sitting on a Forget me Not

Plenty of LBJ. With Blackcaps, Reed Buntings, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler. No photos though as they were to swift this morning.

Moved onto Druridge next where there was very little to see. I did get this lovely Ringed Plover though from the Oddie Hide.

And today's plant.

Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis)

As well as today's Insect.

Hoverfly Leucozona lucorum.

Last stop onto Bothal down by the sawmill. I haven't been here since i was a kid. So it was good to visit and remember the fun times of canoeing up the river.

Anyway, Bird wise there was Dipper, Grey wagtail, Blackcaps, Willow Warbler and best of all a Wood Warbler.

A few shots of the Bluebells and Ransom carpeting the bank side.

and one of the river for good luck.

So a brilliant morning out.


  1. Anonymous14 May, 2010

    Hi Davy.
    Unknown plant is Lady`s Smock (Cuckoo Flower).
    Unknown insect is the hoverfly Leucozona lucorum.

  2. Thanks yet again Dean