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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Hartburn 15-5-2010


Saturday we called into Hartburn for a walk through the woods to look at the Bluebells on the hillside alas they where not out yet although the woods had lots in flower, Garden Warbler, & Dipper new for the year, two Buzzards over , GSW, Goldcrest,lots of Chaffinch and Great Tit possible Hawfinch flew over the village calling but I like to be sure, the weather was changeable we had another couple of wealks along some footpaths but they did not lead to anything exciting.Large areas of this presumed from a previous crop , or is it just a flower that needs disturbed ground.
Every year I have to re learn flowers as I have forgot the names this will come to me !!!!
Archangel this had the variegated leaves which I think is the garden variety
Dipper on the stream which has a solid rock bed so not sure if there is much feeding on this stretch

4 comments:

Dean said...

The Yellow Flower looks like Common Wintercress and the blue one is Green Alkanet.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Dean, there was loads of it in the field it must like disturbed soil, and the Green Alkanet is not the name I was thinking of.
Brian

Dean said...

Hi Brian. Wintercess grows just about anywhere, but favours more barren ground.
What did you think the Green Alkanet was ? The hairs on the leaves & stems are quite uncomfortable to the touch.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Dean I am going to have to take more detail photos to help sort out flowers at home.
I remember seeing this blue flower at the same location, I think I had it in my head it was some sort of Forget-me knot......am just larnin !!!
Brian