It’s been an age since I have managed to write an update here (to be honest it’s been a while since I managed to sort through my photos and I like to post lots with each new post here), so today I will update you on all that has happened since my last post, there are new patch birds, lots of summer migrants and a few butterflies.
A Catch up on Manor Farm
Rather than try and catch up with individual posts, I’m just going to summarise April up until the 21st (I will try to get back into the habit of writing up daily, it is really more about not having images ready and I like to make my posts visually interesting as well).
Best bird was a lone Barn Owl (my first on the patch) seen whilst waiting for my bus to work, while stood at the bus stop a ghostly white, silent apparition appeared over the top of the nearby bushes and glided off over the road and out across the fields.
By mid April migration was fully underway and all manner of warblers and waders were dropping in, highlights for me have been up to an amazing 12 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Sedge Warbler and lots of other nice birds.
The full list off all species and the first date seen (as well as the largest count) can be seen below the images which follow.
These images are a few of the highlights so far. there are a few more I will add over the next few days as I finally finish processing them (this is what has held up all my posts, laziness).
|7 Spot Ladybird|
|Unknown Beetle – Stony Stratford nature reserve|
|Common Green ShieldBug|
|Pied Shieldbug (My first)|
Aprils Species List
|Great Crested Grebe||15-Apr-15|
|Common Ringed Plover||2||15-Apr-15|
|Little Ringed Plover||12||12-Apr-15|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||15-Apr-15|
|Great Black-backed Gull||4||21-Apr-15|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker||17-Apr-15|
|Eurasian Green Woodpecker||12-Apr-15|
|Western Yellow Wagtail||4||15-Apr-15|
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