Thursday, 25 June 2015

In the Far North

On Wednesday we went about as far north as you can go in East Yorkshire, although it is possible we just strayed into North Yorkshire.  Here, the spring was about 3 weeks behind what it is back home.  We saw a male Redstart disappearing into the nest hole.   As the day got warmer then the insect life began to become more prevalent.  The flora was better than a fortnight ago, but it was still several weeks behind what it was last year.  Apart from the mating Orange-tips included on the blog yesterday, the highlights were probably the family of 6 baby Goldcrests.  They were almost impossible to see through binoculars, so were even harder to photograph!
 Yellowhammer (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
 Goldcrest Fledgling
 Father Goldcrest
 Goldcrest (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
 Bee Orchid
 Brimstone & Red Campion
 Clustered Bellflower
 Fairy Flax
 Wood Tiger Moth
Common Spotted Orchid (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
Common Spotted Orchid (c) 2015 Ben Coneyworth
 Pyramidal Orchid
 North Marsh orchid? (c) 2015 Ben Coneyworth

No comments: