Wednesday, May 20, 2009



Above - 'Blood-veined Dock' a variety of Wood Dock Rumex sanguineus var sanguineus. A rare 'hortal' found in the woods at Howick...




Above - Birds Nest Orchid in three stages. Sprouting, in flower and gone to seed from last year. There were 10 spikes in the area mentioned a couple of weeks back. This time there was no 'creaking' in the woods.

3 Whitethroats were in the Village Wood along with two Roe Does, one in reddish summer coat the other just beginning to moult out of its greyish winter coat.

A Buzzard flew from the wood just behind our shed and away to the Heugh...

3 comments:

Alan Tilmouth said...

I like the new title, very Kenneth Grahame, so do you prefer Toad or Ratty as your new nickname?

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

Hi Stewart, just catching up with your blog after a few days, some cracking stuff in there. Always inspiring stuff. Good to see Holy Island when the hoards have left. Like the new title too, whatever it means :-)

Stewart said...

It might just be temporary Alan, until I think of something better...

Andrew - Have a look on my map down the blog posts a week or two. Rumbling Kern is a rock feature on the coast here....