Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Spring: Bluebells

It's spring, and the woods are alive with the sound of people cooing over the bluebells...

For once, a picture of bluebells that I'm reasonably happy with. Shaptor Woods, near Bovey Tracey, 16th May 2010.

We also headed out to Na's Pied Flycatcher boxes for her second visit of the season. Disappointingly, the numbers are down on last year (just), but a couple of females already sitting: one new, another ringed as an adult last year.

Anyone following the Black-headed Gull saga may be interested to know that the two Swedish-ringed birds proved to be from the same park in Malmo, one ringed in 2002, the other ringed in May 2005 - both last seen in Exeter at the end of January. I'll look out for them again this winter... always something to look forward to in life, eh?

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