Showing posts from May, 2016


Sunday 22nd May 2016
This morning two Duke of Burgundy at Edge Common; the only other butterfly was an Orange Tip.
I also spotted lots of Common Twayblade just starting to flower.
At Burford this afternoon there were lots of Mayflies on the River Windrush.
Also at Burford, a Red Kite was soaring overhead.

Iceland Gull, Nightingale and Others

Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th May 2016
An immature Iceland Gull at Longney Crib on 10th May was nice to see after dipping it the previous evening. This late date bird was almost the same date as my sighting last year with Andy of an immature Iceland Gull seen on the river at WWT from the Holden Tower.  On the local patch I recently managed to photograph this Nightingale, no mean feat! On Sunday, an Amigos day out taking in Frampton and the Forest, 92 species, finished at WWT on a very warm afternoon, with very close views of a Common Sandpiper on WWT South Lake


Monday 2nd May 2016
After finding a local Nightingale on Tuesday (26th April) near the canal, it has since moved nearer to my house. This short piece of film captures the song: