Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rushbeds Wood - Buckinghamshire

I enjoyed a short walk in Rushbeds Wood today. The weather was not so good with about 95% cloud cover, a moderate wind and, when compared with recent weeks, a ‘cool’ temperature of 17°C.


19 bird species were seen and records of them were loaded to BirdTrack ( There were no species of great note seen during this visit; though, I did get some close views of a ♀ Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) collecting nest lining material. I also recorded on my Blackberry a ♂ Blackbird (Turdus merula) in full song with a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) providing the backing track!


Just 2 Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) were noted. I did obtain this nice photograph of the first of them.

Other insects:

A single Hornet (Vespa crabro) was on the wing, plus I photographed the following moth species.

I think this is a Cream Wave (Scopula floslactata); however, I will ask the iSpot ( community to confirm that.


I took the following pictures:

One of the Brambles (Rubus fruticosus agg.)

Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)

See for photographs and notes.