Friday, 29 August 2014

Seasonal Fayre .......

The weather yesterday was quite accommodating so I had a late afternoon wander around the reserve, its that time of year when many of our summer visitors have departed or are on their way and few of the winter visitors have yet arrived, many birds are also moulting.

Berry bearing trees and shrubs are much in evidence and seem to be heavily laden, Elder and Blackberry in particular as well as hips.

There is I believe an old wives tale that suggests that a heavy berry crop points to a cold winter, I'll come back on this point in April 2015 !. 

 I think that this is one of this years '' fresh '' Reed Warblers taking advantage of the bounty

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