Monday, 5 May 2014

Burton Bushes bluebells

Bluebell season is on its best now and the closest bluebell wood to us is the Burton Bushes, next to Beverley Westwood. Large thrifts of them carpeted the woodland floor amongst gnarled oaks and hollies, while the Wood Anemones were well past their best. Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Mistle Thrush sung and we briefly spotted a treecreeper. We also walked on the west side of the Westwood too, around the golf course. A Skylark sung high in the sky, and mixed flocks of Rooks and Crows fed on the grass.
A view towards the south with the Black Mill in the background
Bluebells and the Burton Bushes.
Rooks and Crows amongst the buttercups
Noon fly, Mesembrina meridiana
Male Pied wagtail
Puff ball
A beautiful old oak with fresh foliage
Nomada flava on Hawkbit
Young rabbits
A sleepy rabbit
Rabbits feeding by a hedge
Male Blackbird singing

Birds list
  1. Blackbird
  2. Blackcap
  3. Blue Tit
  4. Carrion Crow    
  5. Chaffinch
  6. Chiffchaff
  7. Goldfinch
  8. Great Tit
  9. House Sparrow    
  10. Kestrel   
  11. Long-tailed Tit    
  12. Magpie    
  13. Mistle Thrush
  14. Pied Wagtail
  15. Robin
  16. Rook    
  17. Skylark    
  18. Starling    
  19. Swallow
  20. Treecreeper
  21. Woodpigeon    
  22. Wren 
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