Wildlife and Warm Days

Monday, July 18th 2022

It is most unusual to have very early mornings in the summer, at the Crater when thick coats, hats, scarves, flasks of hot tea or coffee can be dispensed with!  Today was one of those mornings.

The Army Ornitholgical Society is visitng Foxglove this week.  They have carried out ringing at Foxglove and are today at the Crater, 'on top of the world'!  They will be visiting other sites during the week, weather permitting.

A surprise in a net were two juvenile Green Woodpeckers.  These birds hunt out ants.

Back at Foxglove the middle moor is still covered in flowers that are feeding bees and butterflies.  Trying to get a good photo of the Dark Green Fritillary, without other vegetation in the way, I caught not only the butterfly but a bee with full pollen sacs.  The pollen is white showing that this bee had been busy foraging amongst the knapweeds.

A Poplar Hawkmoth found a place to rest, on one of the bird boxes that are for sale.


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