Saturday, 20 August 2011

Dawn and Speckled Wood at Warnham

Following a colourful dawn today we decided to visit Warnham Reserve for lunch and a walk. There were plenty of Speckled Woods, the only butterfly we saw. Six Hebridean Sheep have been grazing the meadow since early August. Ripe blackberries are everywhere, and acorns have formed.
Greenfinch top left, juvenile Greenfinch bottom left, Goldfinch on right
The bird feeders at the hides were in constant use.
Heron on Tern's nesting platform
Speckled Wood
one of the dipping ponds
bulrushes Typha latifolia 
Bog rhubarb or Giant butterbur, Petasites japonicus
Pyralid moth
Hebridean sheep
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
The London Plane in the car park is a hybrid of the American Sycamore and the Oriental Plane

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