Monday, 14 June 2021

Wounded Water Vole Hanging On


I've been watching this wounded water vole for a week now. I'm hopeful the injury is healing.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Slow Worm, Unhurried.


Various Walks: Whixall Moss, Prees Heath and Edgeley Road


Male stonechat


Slow worm, Whixall Moss

Meadow pipit (probably).

Ermine moth, above, and Pale Prominent moth and Buff Ermine below.

White-faced darter (male).

Greater Sotted woodpecker.

Edgeley Road water voles.

Common Blue butterfly.

Baby water vole and adult. The baby in the foreground has darker fur.

Small Copper butterfly and Red Admiral.

Common lizard.

Black rabbit, probably a wild rabbit with melanism rather than an escaped pet.

I'm seeing lots of water voles at the Edgeley Road site: adults, juveniles and some small babies.

Friday, 4 June 2021

Another Slow Worm!


Green Carpet moth

Slow worm on the road. I moved it because I was concerned about it being run over.

Crow and Four-spotted Chaser.



Monday, 31 May 2021

Below Shrewsbury

Edgeley Road voles.

Above, male redstart. Below, female pied flycatcher and then male (black and white).

Spotted flycatcher. Below, distant dipper.

Cockchafer beetle and cinnabar moth.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Llanymynech Rocks

Slow worm and common lizard at the Rocks.

Below, this hare was spotted somewhere else, at a secret location. Never say where you've seen hares because some people will want to take dogs out and hunt them.

Back to the Rocks: a Pearl-bordered Fritillary and a Common Blue.