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Thursday, 31 July 2008

30-07-08 Ingram
Some huge Foxgloves in the area, the lower one has,so I was told been sealed by a moth caterpillar, hence it has not been pollinated, some interesting facts about Foxgloves in the link above, such as Witches rubbing them on there thighs to help them fly !!!!!!!!

I had to go to Ingram today, called in at the gravel pits beside Powburn, the gulls have gone ,only 3 Common Sandpipers on the gravel edge, Common Sand still at Ingram also Grey Wagtail, Willow feeding young along the wooded walk to the centre also Spotted Flycatchers feeding young, Coal Tits, Goldcrests, Tree Creeper, plenty Ringlets out but hard to get any shots this one looked ok till I have noticed the stem on the right, an Adder slid off but I went back later and got some other shots, this time it just lay there so I ended up with loads of photos but all much the same.

Harvest Man Spider its legs mimic the leaf veins

Spotted Flycatcher, calling for the young, with a Moth it's just caught.
Marsh Woundwort, this is the one that's smells awful when you rub the leaves, used for the treatment of wounds as the name implies, helping to stem the flow of blood.

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