Archive for March, 2014

Early Spring

Posted in "Butts Piece", birds, insects, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , on 16 March 2014 by bramblejungle

Spring was nearly a month late last year, after a long cold spell. Things are different this year, with butterflies out of hibernation and scarlet tiger moth caterpillars appearing already. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn cold again!

Comma (Polygonia c-album)Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)Scarlet tiger moth (Callimorpha dominula) larva

Meanwhile I finally caught up with the elusive local bullfinches (often heard, rarely seen)

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

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Winter visitors still here

Posted in birds, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , on 5 March 2014 by bramblejungle

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

I spotted this redwing today (and a couple more that I wasn’t able to photograph). I guess they’ll be heading back to their northerly breeding grounds soon.

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