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June 2018

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Photo of the month - kestrel chicks

Photo of the month - kestrel chicks

Four young kestrels at 2-3 days old and one, as yet, unhatched egg. This is one of two kestrel nests currently in the nest boxes at Stanwick Lakes. They are using a new nest box that was put up just last November, but they are the second family to use it. Tawny owls used the nest box between early February and early April to successfully raise two owlets. The kestrels took the nest box over with a month of the tawny owls vacating it.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Black Hairstreak Butterfly - Photo of the month

Black Hairstreak Butterfly - Photo of the month

Dave Holden dropped into Glapthorn Cow Pasture in early June and took this amazing photograph of this beautiful sought after butterfly.