Thursday, 13 March 2014

Butterflies and Bunting !!!

Another beautiful spring day, with warm sunshine. Too  nice to stay in and do those D.I.Y. jobs that never seem to end.

So it was off to Rainham RSPB once again, I wanted to check out the Long Tail Tits nest which was reported as near completion, and the new Kingfisher bank.
A walk through the woodland revealed the now completed nest with domed roof, well camouflaged and ready for breeding.

At the Marshland  discovery  zone, an excellent viewing area has been set up allowing observation of the Kingfisher bank, a pair of Kingfishers have already been checking the site out with at least two tunnels dug into the bank. 

No Kingfisher visits while I was there, although they had been reported at least three times  during the morning.

I did see one
Kingfisher flash by near the Mardyke.

Plenty of Butterflies on the wing, woken from their hibernation by the warm sunshine, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Red Admiral and Brimstone reported.

These were the  Butterflies which I saw.

Small Tortoiseshell on Blackthorn Blossom
Small Tortoiseshell

These Male Reed Buntings seemed to be very prominent around the reedbeds, presenting some nice photo opportunities.

Goat Willow Catkins
Another very enjoyable day at Rainham RSPB.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely close ups of
    The butterfly's!