Friday, 20 June 2014

Visitor update !

The last couple of weeks I didn't spend much time at the hide. The weather wasn't great, no longer dry periods, and the Finland trip took a lot of spare time.
It was mainly the trailcam that did all of the work. As far as I (and the trailcam) could see, no new species are visiting the hide. The only disadvantage of the trailcam is that it's not always noticing the smaller birds. In general spring has been rather disappointing regarding visitors and different species. I expected more and better. Mayby I should consider a hide at another place for next spring/summer.
What happened at the hide ? Tawny owl (Bosuil) is still a regular nightly visitor with once even 2 birds at the same time. Also for the Red fox (Vos), the trailcam saw 2 foxes at the same time at the hide/pool. Red squirrel keeps visiting, same as the more general birds with juveniles: Eurasian jay, Great spotted woodpecker (adult and 2 juveniles), Great tit (5), Blue tit (3), Blackbirds and Song thrush.
On my walk to the hide I spotted a Small heath (Hooibeestje). Having my camera with me I took some shots of this butterfly while the sun was setting.
Hopefully the next few weeks will bring a long dry period and new species... .

Small heath

Small heath with spider

Tawny owls

Red squirrel

Eurasian jay and juvenile Great spotted woodpecker

2 Red foxes

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