A very nice day around the Cossall area, a Hobby at Spring Wood was a surprise, as was a Land Rover full of men armed to the teeth ! fortunately it wasn’t the Taliban, just the owner of Spring Wood out for a spot of “skeet” shooting – Ppppullll ! Nice chaps really and it got me a few brownie points as far as the wood was concerned.
I found a nice display of Yellow Archangel in Old Moor Wood and alas some very nasty fly tipping, which was duly reported, complete with an address kindly provided by the perpetrators !
Bennerley. 2 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 9 Lapwing, Buzzard, 14 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, 4 Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush. Plus 2 Dingy Skipper Butterflies, 1 Large Red Damselfly [teneral] Chat Corner. Grey Heron, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel.
Cossall. Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 2 Pheasant. Spring Wood, Hobby, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Linnet, Song Thrush. Old Moor Wood. 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Pheasant. Nottingham Canal, Cossall. Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap.
Butterflies. Speckled Woods, Small Whites, Orange Tips, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks.