A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Birds, butterflies and moths
Garden butterflies today - speckled wood and holly blue. Photo of speckled wood above - only a record shot I am afraid as the butterfly kept flying away whenever I got too close and this is cropped version of the original photo.
Blue Tit Update
Pleased to report that the chicken wire seems to be keeping the great spotted at bay and, although, he has visited the feeders, he seems to have lost interest in the nestbox. Blue tit nestlings are thriving - some very funny scenes today as the male bird kept appearing with massive green caterpillars and couldn't understand why the nestlings seemed unable to swallow them!
Garden Moths - Will be running my moth trap tonight (at long last a warm, cloudy evening)and hoping to improve my dismal total of 30 moths of 8 species over 15 trapping sessions since the start of the year!
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.