Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pike, adder and a Jay

Adder, Vipera berus
On Sunday I attended a club dig on pasture. No-one found anything interesting. I had a few Georgian halfpennies, a penny, a thimble and some buttons. Afterwards I visited Warnham reserve and Pulborough Brooks. 

At Warnham I saw Reed Buntings, Redpolls and Siskins at the feeders. There was also a fresh dead pike lying on a reed bed. I saw two male Brimstones, a  White butterfly flying over the lake in the distance and a Peacock. Four butterflies - Spring has finally arrived!

At Pulborough a juvenile adder crossed the path, and a Jay teased me near Nettley’s hide. A pair of Blackcaps also showed in the distance.

Warnham reserve:

Pike, Esox lucius
Lesser Redpoll, Carduelis cabaret with brown crown
Lesser Redpoll, Carduelis cabaret with red crown
Siskin, Carduelis spinus
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
bracket fungi

Pulborough Brooks:
Adder, Vipera berus
Fallow Deer, Dama dama

Fallow Deer, Dama dama 

Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Jay, Garrulus glandarius
Jay, Garrulus glandarius
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
female Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla
male Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla

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