Even though I wasn't expected to help out, I still found it difficult to wander off and get into the mood for taking photos, but this lovely mossy log caught my eye.We also saw a Dipper along this stretch of the stream. They breed here along with Kingfishers and Grey Wagtails. The wood is well known for its native Daffodils in March which I've posted about before. There's no sign of those yet, but I did see some dainty Snowdrops nodding by the side of the stream.And some peeking through the leaf litter, lit by the early morning sun.The only birdlife that I managed to capture that morning was a confiding Treecreeper. The conditions were darker than I would have liked, so these photos are lightened slightly and cropped quite a bit. (-:
Monday, 1 February 2010
On Saturday, I was invited to join a friend at Edford Wood just outside Frome for his annual nestbox spring clean. He helps the warden look after and monitor the 40 odd nestboxes thoughout the year. The wood is also managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and open to the public from February to May. The photo below shows the small but beautiful Mells stream that runs through this wood.Sorry for the quality of this photo, I must have hiccuped while clicking I think! (-: At this time of year, it's a question of cleaning out the boxes of previous nesting material and making any necessary repairs.