May, 2012

Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's

Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's
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Aire Valley - Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's

  • It's time to cool down!

    Our Highland Cows are finding this weather far to hot and some of them have been choosing to sit waist deep in the water.

  • Moth Trappings

    Last night was the first time we have put our new moth trap out and we came up trumps!

    First of all we were delighted to see that we had trapped an Eyed Hawkmoth

    ... and then we spotted a Chinese Character

    The other moths that were in the trap this morning

    Narrow-winged pug

    Pine Beauty

    Shuttle-shaped dart

     

     

  • Pheasant and chicks visit the wildlife garden

    Today we were treated to a visit from a female pheasant and her newly hatched brood of 5 chicks. The small family were making short work of any bird seed that happened to be on the floor under the bird feeders and the mother was encouraging the chicks to forage for worms and insects that could be found among the undergrowth. Here are some pictures we managed to take before the mother called the brood to her and then sat on them behind some logs.