Last Wednesday, the opening on the new RSPB centre in Sandwell Valley co-incided with the arrival of a very smart breeding plumaged dunlin, which my photo does little justice to!
On Saturday morning, Ryton Wood SSSI, a Warwickshire Wildlife Trust ancient woodland nature reserve was full of butterflies, with good sightings of white admiral and numerous silver-washed fritilleries. And a rather unusual buttercup.
|buttercup with "double" flower|
This morning a quick walk around Grimsbury Reservoir was not rewarded with any waders, but nice views of the pair of common terms that have been present for a few days.
The River Cherwell flowing alongside the reservoir is a lot lower than normal, I will talk about this another time, but it has left many yellow water-lilies high and dry!
|water-lilies high and dry (ish)|
|lapwings and Canada geese|