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
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Surprise lurking in the pond
Had a nice surprise lurking in the shallows of the pond today. Spotted two common/smooth newts slowly moving around. Although we have had the very occasional sighting in the pond and also found common newts hibernating in nooks and crevices in stone walls, this is the first time we have seen two together.
Young blue tits are thriving and, although male great spotted woodpecker has been on fat feeders, I haven't seen him near the nest box.
Added small white to list of garden butterflies seen this year. Five species seen in 2010 - brimstone, orange tip, holly blue, speckled wood and small white.
Details of moths seen over two trapping sessions will hopefully be posted tomorrow.
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.