Pearls of delight

Pearls of delight

Wyre Forest Study Group 31 May, 2020 Pearls of delight   This year the flight of Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries have overlapped and they have been flying together in the hot sunshine. This has given us a chance to look...
Displaying Goldcrest

Displaying Goldcrest

Wyre Forest Study Group 16 May, 2020 Displaying Goldcrest     The very loud urgent singing above my head attracted my attention to this determined little male Goldcrest that was trying hard to impress a female that was intend on feeding near by. She didn’t...
Cranefly – Tanyptera atrata

Cranefly – Tanyptera atrata

Wyre Forest Study Group 12 May, 2020 Cranefly -Tanyptera atrata     Susan Limbrey was surprised to see this impressive cranefly in her greenhouse at The Newalls in Far Forest. It is a male Tanyptera atrata and the Wyre Forest is a hotspot for this attractive...
Sparrowhawk alert!

Sparrowhawk alert!

Wyre Forest Study Group 17 April, 2020 Sparrowhawk alert!   Mick Farmer from Bewdley saw this male Sparrowhawk in his garden on 17th April 2020. Mick was very pleased to see it at such close quarters, but the small birds in his garden were not so enthusiastic!...