A flash of yellow.

The daffodil a common sight that we regularly see in parks, gardens and on roadsides are mainly garden varieties. In parts of the south of the UK or Wales in damp meadows or woodlands you can see the true Wild Daffodil. While out for our walk today following a deer in a woodland and the edge of a local industrial estate we stumbled across a large patch of Wild Daffodils – a splash of colour coming up amongst the winter leaf debris on the woodland floor.

A couple of Roe deer spotted across a local field.

Wet Woods.

This afternoon I went off to my normal isolated fields to collect various trail cameras. The first appeared missing! but on reaching its location in had been blown from where I had wedged it in a small tree. We had had strong winds overnight and I now had recordings of the sky from the fallen camera which was pointing skyward.

The wind must have been very strong overnight.

This tree although dead was standing when we passed it yesterday but was down today.

Wet woodlands are today some of our least common woodland habitats in the uk. Trees such as alder, willows and birch dominate on wet soils, sedges, ferns and mosses flourish under the trees. Wet woods occur on soils that are often or seasonally wet, because of flooding, local streams floods to the edge of the meadows where we walk. The land is wet all year but during the winter months the flooded areas and water level increases.

Today’s trail camera footage. The local Common Buzzards continue to visit our camera site and enjoy bait (the odd chicken wings) left out for them.

After dark the site was visited by a Fox and a young female Roe Deer.

Sea Air.

A few hours walking on the coast looking out to sea and and the beach birds.

Crows belong to the corvid family of birds as do jackdaws, rooks, jays, magpies and ravens. Studies have proven corvids have impressive cognitive abilities.

A passing Great Crested Grebe. In less colorful winter plumage.

RInged Plover on the beach with Sanderlings.

Sanderlings.

Dunlin.