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Common Shrew in Mercers Wood

Common Shrew in Mercers Wood

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.

Painted Ladys and Peregrine Falcon

Painted Ladys and Peregrine Falcon

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.

Nice walk around the wood this morning with other group members. I showed them where our Great Spotted Woodpecker was nesting. Some great views of a baby woodpecker poking its head out of the nesthole. Well done to our wonderful volunteers working hard to put up new handrails. There was a beautiful Nursery Web SpiderRead more about […]

Took a cycle ride out to Beckingham Marsh this morning, returning back along both sides of the river and through Mercers Wood. A grand total of 49 species of bird seen. At Beckingham Marsh there were three Little Egrets, plus Mallard, Shoveler, Shelduck, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Buzzard, Meadow Pipit (several), TreeRead more about […]