Naturelog: Sunday 30th March

Posted: March 31, 2014 in Birds, Butterflies and Moths, Natural History
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Signs all around that spring is finally on its way. The flowers are beginning to bloom and on the way back from collecting my mother we saw a male Brimstone butterfly flying across the road. This bright yellow male is one of our most distinctive butterflies and easily identified even at a distance.

Brimstone flying
Brimstone by Tony Hisgett (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/)

After Lunch we all went for a walk around the Tarn. There was plenty of evidence of nest building (especially amongst the small birds) although there were not any nests or incubating yet that I could see for the geese or waterbirds.

Coot

Coot

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Common Pigeon [sp] (Columba livia)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet [sp] (Psittacula krameri)
Eurasian Jay [sp] (Garrulus glandarius)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Eurasian Blue Tit [sp] (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Eurasian Nuthatch [sp] (Sitta europaea)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

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