Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sunday 3rd June

A visit today between 3pm and 5.15pm.

A visit this afternoon to look for Orchids and Reptiles predominently. Still only a single Southern Marsh Orchid, 3 Bee Orchid and good numbers of Pyramidal and Common Spotted emerging in the west scrub. Best of all were a pair of mating Brown Argus butterfly in the west scrub, also several Common Blue and a Red Admiral here. 2+ Hairy Dragonfly near the divers bridge, 2 Teneral Black Tailed Skimmer and hundreds of 'blue' damsels - mainly a mixture of Common Blue and Azure.

3 Slow Worm and 2 Common Lizard in the east scrub as well as this superb Grass Snake. Bird wise - 3 Nightingale, 2 Willow Warbler and a few Whitethroat were most obvious as well as a cracking male Bullfinch in the east scrub.



At 3:30 pm, Blogger Simon said...

Great photos of the Grass Snake, Steve.

At 6:48 pm, Blogger Phil said...

I'd very much like to find the Southern Marsh. Could you please be more specific with its location?

At 10:03 pm, Blogger Steve said...

Hi Phil,

Do you want to email me privately at


At 6:47 pm, Blogger Kate said...

How would I go about looking for snakes, Steve? You see so many; what kind of habitat do they like?


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