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Monday, 20 June 2011

Early summer in Orlestone forest

Mid-June and Chiffchaffs and Garden warblers are still putting some song into the woods. A leisurely bike ride revealed a juvenile Lesser spotted woodpecker 'pipping' on the edge of the woodland edge near Fags Wood. Two sightings of Hobby, also Bullfinch, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Goldcrest and Coal Tits and many of our common woodland avian suspects.

In the evening there were at least 2 Woodcock 'roding' across the forest rides, but sadly despite many attempts this year, no Nightjars appear to be present.

There are many butterflies on the wing now - White Admiral, Comma and Meadow Browns to name just a few.

Lastly did any one see the Vulcan Bomber flying low over the village Saturday afternoon? It takes me back to my Lincolnshire roots!

2 comments:

Picturit said...

I am interested that you saw a Vulcan Bomber. From what I was led to believe there is only one flying and it is based at Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster. I was there last week and it was parked up outside of it's hanger, wonder if it was the same one

Nick Green said...

Hi Picturit! I think their is just the one Vulcan which has been restored for flight. I know for some years it was just doing runway trials, so great to see its back-up and flying again.