So here we are in May, my favourite month, it is the time when the woodlands come to life and all the Birds have arrived.
I have been up to Thorncombe Woods with Elaine to see the fantastic Bluebell display, it was a wet day but it didn't dull the view, we have been visiting here at this time of year for about 30 years, it has some very happy memories, there is a hole that a Nuthatch has been using, in an Old Oak for most of that time, it is always a joy to see one there again, I doubt it is the same bird mind :-)
The Butterflies have started to show as well as the first of the Dragonflies, I had a good day out on Saturday, I started up at Cerne Abbas, with my mate Ben, we found a few Skippers, Whites, Peacocks, Brimstones, Spiders and Bugs up there, before heading down to Higher Hyde Heath, where we saw a Green Hairstreak the first I have seen for a couple of years and a Downy Emerald, we headed out onto the heath looking for Dung Beetles I still haven't seen one, did see a few Green Tigers though, I lifted a tin where the Adder lives, sure enough a lovely female was lying underneath along with a Smooth Snake, nice one, not bad seeing Snakes are a big Phobia for me.
We ended our day on Portland looking for a Eastern Subalpine Warbler, saw it another first tick for me, the pics were not up to much but I did get a record shot, along with a nice Goldfinch a Whitethroat and the first Wall Butterfly of the year.
Happy days lets hope for a bumper month, I am off to Cyprus for a week soon, hoping to see some more Wildlife that I have never seen before.