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199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

A total of 199 higher plant species were recorded on the Hooe Quarry site and the fore shore (181 native species, 18 non-native). The site was considered to have a relatively high botanical diversity. Amongst the many notable species of which one in particular the Toadflax-leaved St. John’s-wort exists in only 17 sites in England. All […]

February 12, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

Radford Duck Ponds welcomed 6 new cygnets that hatched sometime between Friday night and Saturday the 7th of May 2011.  They are pictured here newly hatched and then at approximately 6 weeks old.     The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob […]

July 22, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

I have been watching this nuthatch site at the Radford Dip Reserve for around three years this is the closest I have come so far in trying to record a good image or two of their habits. After going inside to feed the chicks the parents will bring the food waste out and dispose of […]

May 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

Swans sleep both on land and on the water, usually they tuck their head back under one wing. It’s unusual to see them with their eyes closed (as pictured here). Swans sleep whenever they can, and for how long they are able to without being disturbed… in this instance by a photographer!

April 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Do Buzzards Eat Chickens?

Do Buzzards Eat Chickens?

Following on from the sad post about the Buzzard and a trip to Plymouth Museum here are the photo’s of the Buzzard that came swooping around us and the garden.  The Buzzard stayed around for a good 10-15 minutes just looking at us and the chickens!  I don’t know if it too was hungry or […]

March 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

Over the years I have many times come across circles of feathers on the ground,  all that remained of an unfortunate bird, more often than not a pigeon. The culprit and the cause of what struggle had been played out had remained a mystery! Last October on Hooelake I finally spotted one of the culprits […]

February 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Little Egret early one morning on Hooe Lake…

A Little Egret early one morning on Hooe Lake…

A Little Egret’s early morning wash & brush up before flying away. Keep clicking the pictures to see bigger versions. Classed as a rare breeding species the little egret is a small white heron with white plumes on its crest, back and chest. It has a black bill, black legs legs and bright yellow feet. […]

April 28, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Heron fishing on Hooe Lake

Heron fishing on Hooe Lake

November 16, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Moon from Hooe Lake

Moon from Hooe Lake

July 19, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Kingfishers Courting on Hooe Lake

Kingfishers Courting on Hooe Lake

Two Kingfishers throwing off their shyness and concentrating on more arousing matters, unusually oblivious to me. Some interesting facts on Kingfishers here… http://www.ibercajalav.net/img/282_KingfisherAatthis.pdf

July 19, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More