Monday, 19 April 2010
Thrang Moss and White Moss, Nr. Hale
From Mid morning checked out the areas of Thrang Moss and White Moss. Thrang Moss which had rich carpetted woodland floor with vast numbers (thousands) of Wood Anemone. The majority of these had not opened up because of the dull weather today, although some had by the end of my walk. Also lots of Bugle about and a single early specimen of Toothwort. There where at least two calling Blackcaps, a odd Chiffchaff and a couple of Willow Warblers.
A walk by the side of dykes up to White Moss, mainly with areas of young silver birch, enlosed with large deer fence. A area they are trying to establish for High Brown Fritillary and Dingy Skipper Butterflies. The boundary on the west side has some large very ancient decideous trees, along some of the route there was good quantities of Wood Sorrell carpeting the floors.. Soon there was the dynamic alarming high pitched shreeky repetitive call of the Nuthatch, as one came in to view quite close and then even closer until it was almost over my head, high in the tree canopy..
A group of Fallow Deer hinds where in a closeby woodland glade.
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Posted by Bryan Yorke at 18:28