Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Cricket, butterflies & Grimley

                                       Cattle Egret (Paul Griffiths)
                                           Holly Blue (Feckenham)
                                    Green-veined White (Feckenham)
                                           Back on the boundary
                                       Grimley with Paul & Lynne
                                          Goldcrest (Feckenham)

Paul & Lynne, from Evesham, joined me on Saturday for a spring walk around Grimley on the banks of the River Severn. The weather couldn’t have been better for the duration of the walk. We recorded 62 species during the four mile circuit of which the highlights were a Cattle Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Red Kite and nice selection of Warblers including the first Reed & Sedge, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Cetti’s. We rounded off a wonderful morning with a coffee & a slice of home made lemon cake.

I was back on the boundary in the afternoon to witness an easy 10 wicket win. I had my normal walk around the church yard where I finally took my first couple of butterfly photographs of the year. When back in my seat a couple of Orange-tips bombed past taking me to a measly six butterflies for the year. I'm so looking forward to some time off in May.  

I will update the pits sightings next week.

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