Monday, May 18, 2020
18/05/2020 Yesterday's walk 7 km.
Maximum temperature here today 22⁰C, minimum 9⁰C. Dry. 13km/h North-Easterly cool wind with gusts up to 31 km/h.
I apologise for the slow posting of the 'photodiary' but we just appear to be extra busy with the garden, exercise, and cooking, we seem to keep running out of time!
So nice to be able to walk further than 1 km radius from home.
I saw 5 Common buzzards (Buteo buteo) playing in the sky within a few yards of leaving home. Presumably, the pair had successfully managed to bring up 3 youngsters, quite a feat. I could only manage 3 birds together at one time in a frame.
Green-veined white (Pieris napi).
Hoverfly, I think it is (Episyrphus balteatus).
Hoverfly possibly (Syrphus ribesii).
Flag Iris seen in a small stream that I crossed.
Part of the track I walked.
Haybales under cover in the barn and plastic wrapped....
More haybales at the same farm. This must be last years hay as too early to cut for this year. Not sure why there is still so much here at this stage.
Woodpile, ready I presume for winter later in the year.
An old well.
The winding track.
This tree is covered in ivy, but it looks like someone has cut the ivy down low and it has died off so I hope the tree fully recovers.
Across the fields.
Through the woods.
Damselfly, Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) male. Thanks Richard.
As above. It would not keep still for long or let me close!!
Fritillary butterfly but I am not sure which one.
Our local list of wild flowers
See also my