Penns Wood, St Andrew's Church and Church Ope Cove Wood
A bright sunny day and quite mild. The lull before the storm, as tomorrow Storm Ciara will be hitting the UK, with wind gusts expected to reach 80mph along the coast. More Here.
At least for the time being it was nice and it was great to find 3 Firecrests in Penns Wood, along with dozens of Chaffinches and Goldfinches.
Also about were 7 Wall Lizards in the grounds of St Andrew's Church soaking up the sun.
On the Hebes and Japonica, along my walk, there were Early Bumblebees, Honey Bees, Migrant Hoverflies, Marmalade Hoverfly and an early Tapered Dronefly.
Here are a few images from today:
A great comparison, a juvenile Wall Lizard next to 2 Garden Snails
And a Wall Lizard going through a moult.
A very brown individual.
And one that has lost its tail.
All together there were 7 Wall Lizards in the grounds of St Andrew's Church
A few Honey Bees were out today, especially on the Hebes.
A Common Green Shieldbug
Birds Recorded: Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 3 Firecrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch
Reptiles Recorded: 7 Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis)
Bees Recorded: Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) and Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
Hoverflies Recorded: Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus), Migrant Hoverfly (Meliscaeva auricollis) and Tapered Dronefly (Eristalis pertinax)
Bugs and Beetles Recorded: 1 Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina)