|A very special Bluebell Wood on the Dalton Hall Estate (Click over to enlarge)|
|This is what I call "A Entanglement of Bluebells" (Click over to enlarge)|
Bank Holiday Monday May 1st 2017 - Dalton Hall Estate - mid afternoon
I decided to-day to check out another area of the Dalton Hall Estate (with permission) where I will normally get really good numbers of Common Redstart and Tree Pipits together with Garden Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers. I was lucky to record two GARDEN WARBLERS returned to their normal territories, but still waiting for the Redstarts and Pipits to arrive. Whilst over there I just could not resist calling in to check out the fabulous BLUEBELL Woods and as usual never disappointed with the results. This photo is just but a sample of the great mass of lovely bluebells which stretched throughout the wood and the aroma from these plants was fabulous!
Tuesday May 2nd 2017 - Dalton Crags 0900-1000hrs
Garden Warblers singing away, I just wish I had the gear to record such brilliance!
I have had Speckled Wood Butterflies for over a week now in all the usual woodland rides.
Wow! I almost forgot to report I had a group of five WHIMBREL last Sunday (30th April) feeding up on the freshly mowed field near to Cote Green Farm in Burton In Kendal.