Volunteers were busy yesterday working in the wild flower area, getting it ready for Gainsborough in Bloom. While walking around the wood I found a Common Shrew. Sadly it was dead, but it shows the species is present here.
Today, at about 6.20 pm, a Peregrine Falcon flew over the Morton end of Ropery Road, heading towards the Trent. Meanwhile in Mercers Wood, two Painted Lady butterflies were sparring with each other in flight along one of the main paths through the wood.
I saw a weasel again in Mercers Wood this afternoon, in more or less the same place I saw it before. It dashed out of the undergrowth, crossed the path a few yards in front of me and disappeared into the undergrowth again. The baby woodpeckers appear to have left their nest now. There wasRead more about Weasel in the Wood[…]
Our resident Coal Tit has produced a brood of young, and there are now six fledgling coal tits flitting about the trees.