Lots of butterflies, bees and hoverflies to be seen in Mercers Wood right now. Butterflies seen in the wood recently include Small White, Large White, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Painted Lady, Ringlet and Small Skipper. And today, a very photogenic Red Admiral was flitting about just inside the Mercer Street entrance to the wood.Read more about Red Admiral & Bullfinches[…]
We appear to have a Peregrine Falcon in the area. On June 18th I reported seeing one at the Morton end of Ropery Road. This morning a Peregrine Falcon (perhaps the same bird) flew over Mercers Wood. Other birds seen in or by the wood this morning — Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff,Read more about Peregrine Falcon Over Mercers Wood[…]
I came across a Giant Wood Wasp in Mercers Wood this morning. Despite its name it is not really a wasp, but a sawfly, and its completely harmless. Find a photo of it in our gallery.
This morning an Oystercatcher flew upriver at Gainsborough, with its piping call ringing out. It flew past Mercers Wood, heading towards the Bowling Green Road end of the riverside before veering off in the direction of Beckingham. Plenty of birds still singing in Mercers Wood – Blackbird, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Wren, Dunnock.Read more about Oystercatcher on the Riverside[…]