Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Coatham Stob

Last Saturday, I went for a walk at Coatham Stob near Long Newton. Walking around the paths lined with Dandelion clocks was quite amazing. Unfortunately, the butterfly numbers were low although four species were seen Small White, Large White, Green-veined White and Speckled Wood.

A Yellowhammer was seen collecting food for young ones and as we crossed the wooden bridge we could hear a Tree Pipit. We watched the bird singing and parachuting into the tops of the trees. Also we saw a Great-spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker, as the summer migrants sang a wonderful background chorus.

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