I visited Pulborough Brooks this afternoon and was treated to two kestrel, circling and hovering by the River Arun. Not true hovering, what the kestrel is really doing is flying forward at exactly the same speed as the wind is blowing it back and therefore appears motionless. Lots of minor adjustments made to keep the kestrel in position.
Thursday, 17 March 2022
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
I saw the first comma butterfly in our garden today. This species hibernates as an adult and emerges to feed on spring flowers. This butterfly has distinctive ragged wings and a white comma mark on the underside of its wings that gives this butterfly its name.
Friday, 11 March 2022
After a break from writing this blog while I was studying Zoology at Sussex University I have decided to restart this blog. I return from 3 fantastic years at university where I gained lots of new knowledge and skills and was pleased, as a mature student, to gain a BSc 2:1 (Hons) in Zoology. While studying at university I swapped to sharing sightings and observations on my social media channels and during the pandemic, which I will continue, but through the blog it will be possible to share in more detail.
The aim of the blog remains the same, to share sightings and observations in and around my garden and occasionally other parts of Sussex with the aim of encouraging people to take a closer look at their own local patch.
New posts will be appearing soon.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Lots has been happening in my garden this year. As usual the frogs appeared and laid loads of spawn which I luckily I was able to cover up in time and prevent them from freezing in the cold snap. So far they have yet to grow legs.
Lots of bee activity and mason bees are currently using my bee hotel which has been exciting. I have also been involved in the Brighton and Hove Sparrow Project, more on this soon.
The swifts have arrived at last, summer would not be the same with out them.
So lots to share, more posts soon.