A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Spring Woodland Flowers

The Spring Equinox is here and so are the woodland flowers with violets, wood anemones, primroses, and  even the odd early bluebells in bloom.

Friday 8 March 2019

Kingfishers Nesting

Spring is here and this pair of  Kingfishers are preparing their nest hole and will hopefully raise a brood this year,
The male which has a dark bill does most of the excavation and preparation before mating.
The female has a red lower mandible and normally lays 5 to 7 eggs in the underground nest about 1 metre into the bank