MOONFLEET OF KINSON
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Kinson Nature Diary for Autumn 2019

The summer was exceptional this year and we will have to wait and see what effects this will have on the autumn period and the seasons which follow.

Our own highlights in autumn usually include; recording a wide-range of late-flying dragonflies & damselflies on brighter mornings; observing the last of this year`s butterflies during early to late afternoon periods; and gps recording on local nature reserves. 

We also look forward to recording wild fungi locally. Again, when time permits, to look for and hopefully observe late sightings of chiffchaffs, whitethroats and willow warblers still present locally.

We are also very fortunate to live in an area which supports buzzards and over 50+ species of wild birds. Of course, the number of species recorded each month will drop sharply now. Many wild birds are featured in our Moonfleet of Kinson - Birds photo gallery which contains lots of information about many Kinson species and you are very welcome to download and to enjoy what we have photographed. 

All of our recordings were achieved close to the centre of our community without having to travel too far. We really are fortunate to have so much Nature quite literally close to our doorsteps.

 Summer 2019 was a memorable time with many opportunities for enjoying the fauna and flora to be found in the Kinson area. Butterfly species and numbers recorded were affected at a crucial time. Although enjoying visits to many local open spaces on a regular basis, we managed to record the silver-washed fritillary and the marbled white and blanked completely again on finding white admiral and clouded yellow butterflies locally this year. 

Autumn should provide many opportunities to use a camera. Apart from very wet days, we carry our camera everywhere with us and we do our best to obtain quality photographs. 

Being now into the autumnal phase, the fruits in the local hedgerows such as hips, haws and sloes again appear smaller this year. Glorious red mountain ash berries will be easy to spot and hungry beaks may be deprived of the glossy cherry-red berries of the guelder rose. The blackberry harvest appears to have been smaller this year and good sized crab apples and sloes harder to find. 

Bird feeders in local gardens, also bird baths, should be topped up regularly now to support visiting wild birds. In the urban heart of central Kinson, blackbirds, doves, dunnocks, goldfinches, greenfinches, jackdaws, magpies, pigeons and wrens often come to visit. Creeping back now will be the robins who will announce their presence in a rather mournful manner. 

Over 56+ types of wild birds were recorded locally in 2018 and it is always worth looking out for the unusual. 51+ species of native and visiting Kinson wild birds have so far been recorded in 2019. Early morning is a good period to observe many bird species, also the short time before dusk sets in now. Good numbers of corvids, gulls and herons will still make their presence known at first light and also at dusk which sadly comes earlier each evening.

Autumn is the time to go out and to enjoy observing martins, swallows and various species of warblers before they are gone again. The chiffchaff`s tune is now a stutter and the whitethroats we observed locally on many occasions will have eased up on their bold aerial antics. Little by little and one by one, each and every welcomed visitor of the summer will soon be gone.

Even in central Kinson we have magpies and wagtails which visit local gardens. Near the Village Green and around Kinson generally, there are often carrion crows, black-headed and herring gulls present, also goldfinches, jackdaws, wagtails and sparrows which are thriving around the Kinson Hub. 

Do continue to look out for hawk activity over central Kinson. Sparrow hawks can often be seen gliding and flapping along in a casual manner. Suddenly, the chase is on and their prey is caught. They have been recorded by Kinson Village Green and observed dashing through local gardens this year.

Often present daily around the Kinson area are the green woodpeckers and their "laughing" calls make them easy to identify. Although more secretive, the great spotted woodpeckers can be heard drumming on oak trees and their eye-catching black, red and white colours can be glimpsed as they inspect every tree crevice. 

Nuthatches are worth looking out for as they call out loudly from the canopies of taller trees in autumn. Tree creepers can also be observed moving along in a mouse-like fashion around the trunks of local trees as well. 

Late flowering wild flowers should continue to hold on a while longer and provide both colour and interest within a fast fading landscape. These include: fleabanes, hawkweeds, heaths and heathers, loosestrifes, native golden rod, thistles, tormentil and willow herbs. Believe it or not, the time to search for emerging bee orchids begins again soon. 

The highlight of any autumn is to take a stroll around Cuckoo and Cudnell Woods, Kinson Common, Millhams Mead and Pelhams Park, to admire the colourful changing beauty of the trees.

In autumn, good signs of insect activity including bumble bees, dancing flies, hoverflies, bees and many others can be observed. We have not recorded many wasp spiders and have seen few pale crab spiders which cleverly hide themselves in hemp agrimony. Raft spiders have been recorded this year, some observed were smaller. 

Good numbers of dragonflies and damselflies may still be active during warmer periods and these can often be observed some distance away from their waterside habitats. Damselflies are also very well distributed locally. The emperor, golden-ringed, keeled skimmer and sometimes migrant hawker & southern hawker, can be seen. During 2019 many species of damselfly and dragonfly have been recorded in Kinson. 

Providing the weather holds in autumn, there is still some time left to enjoy watching the butterflies. There`s every chance of still viewing comma, peacock, red admiral, small tortoiseshell and speckled wood. 

Depending upon the weather, it is still possible to observe frogs and toads. Frogs of varying sizes can sometimes be observed around pools and damper regions. While on dusk walks at this time of year, it is possible to occasionally come across toads especially in dew covered regions. 

On brighter sunnier days, some reptiles may still be active for a short time before hibernating. Encouraging numbers of common lizards and slow-worms were observed this year and some adders were recorded locally. 

Grey squirrels will remain active and their range covers most of the Kinson area. Moles, shrews and voles, also many other species of wild animals can be recorded at this time. 

Foxes will be active during favourable day time periods and even more so as dusk approaches. Even when not seen, their scent markings are very unmistakeable! 

Milder weather and good moth activity should continue to provide excellent nourishment for local bats. At least 5+ species of bat can be observed or recorded in the Kinson region. 
 

 

CUCKOO WOODS

This small wooded area, close to the main Kinson shopping centre, supports a wealth of interesting wild birds.

These include: sparrows, starlings, finches, tits, woodpeckers, even sparrowhawks and an occasional buzzard. The tawny owl also visits.

Small numbers of nuthatches are present, also tree creepers.

Grey squirrels are present.

This area supports an abundance of interesting flora and fauna.

An all weather track leads down from Brook Road to the Woods.

Mr Russell May and others, have regularly litter picked this area and this worthwhile community task is performed very willingly and greatly appreciated.

Although a relatively small area, it really is worth making an effort to visit this interesting locality which is frequently overlooked.

Originally known as Duke`s Coppice in the mid 1800`s, the whole area is of historic importance.

Several maps relating to this era are now featured in our Cuckoo Woods section. A small portion once belonged to smuggler Isaac Gulliver.

KINSON COMMON 

The Kinson Common is a relatively small open space and is a very popular local nature reserve where residents and visitors of all age groups enjoy the Common on a community basis daily.

There are a number of designated grazing compartments (some awaiting upgrading) and the public continue to enjoy access to areas they used in the past and all installed gates are easy to use. 

Dog walking remains one of the most popular daily activities on site during the autumn and owners will be aware of their responsibilities.

As well as a maintained main track which leads from Kinson Road (by the site of the old Kinson Baths) to Poole Lane, there are numerous natural tracks around the whole of the Common. Man-made board walks assist walkers near the Kinson Waterfall and by Poole Lane Sallows where the Jubilee Walkway crosses a stream enabling easy access to Poole Lane Heights and Poole Lane Meadows.

Early morning walks are a must for nature lovers in autumn. Certainly, more will be seen during these and other quieter undisturbed periods in the day when fewer walkers will be met on site.

Botanically, there are c407+ records. At this time, late-flowering fleabane, hawkweed, heaths, heathers, loosestrifes and willow herbs, will be adding a welcomed assortment of colours to brighten up the Common. 

The botanical highlight of 2019 was as always the Annual Wild Orchids Survey which is an official record we undertake for BCP Council. 10th highest annual count for all species since records began. 11th highest count for all heath spotted orchids found on site. 9th highest count for the early marsh orchids who feature strongly in the bog land. 7th highest count for the southern marsh orchids whose main stronghold is in the lower valley. 

Every year we also look for other species of wild orchids as well. Back in July of 1984, one pyramidal orchid was seen and photographed on Poole Lane Meadows. Others saw this orchid and sadly, in the course of time, it was picked and was never seen again. 

Gorse and hawkweeds interspersed with a wide variety of fast fading heathland grasses add interest to the local scenery. Reedmace is noticeable again in some regions this year. 

Autumn is an excellent season to record numerous types of wild birds on site. Warblers, including the blackcap and the chiffchaff, may be around the area for a short while longer. Kingfishers, mallards and the little egret have often been observed at Pepin`s Pond. Grey wagtails appeared here recently. Moorhens are a regular feature and are certainly pleasing to see daily. 

This region is also excellent for observing a wide range of late-flying dragonflies and damselflies. The emperor and a wide range of hawkers may still be present until this season changes. At dusk, bats often enjoy searching for moths around the margins. 

The Pond has too quickly regenerated again and three spine sticklebacks were observed during the summer in various regions of the main stream. 

Two species of woodpeckers should continue to be a regular feature around the whole site. The green woodpecker is more regularly seen at ground level and the great spotted often remains hidden in the tree canopies. 

Tree creepers and a few nuthatches may sometimes be observed generally around the site.

Buzzards are often observed flying over the Common. Mewing sounds and a gathering of noisy and angry crows in one place will be sure signs that buzzards are present. Sparrow hawks can sometimes be observed flying over Two Barrow Heath and Great Oaks. Pigeons feature high on their "hit" list. Kestrels are sometimes present and can been observed hovering over the Central Bog, Poole Lane Heights and Dragonfly Hollow regions of the Common. 

Tawny owls can sometimes be glimpsed at dusk or early morning. Occasionally, they can be heard calling from within the Kinson Cemetery or around the Central Sallows or Great Oaks regions of the Common. 

If they have not already gone, do look out for gathering swallows and martins before they leave our shores for warmer climes. These wonderful gatherings can sometimes be observed overhead in the Central Bog or the Poole Lane Meadow regions of the Common. 

Autumn is usually a good season in the year to observe late-flying butterflies. However, the prolonged hot summer affected many species. Those to look out for include: brimstone, comma, common blue, red admiral, peacock, small copper, small tortoiseshell, speckled wood and the familiar abundant whites. Provided no shadows are cast, many butterflies can be photographed with relative ease. Still worth looking out for during a warm spell will be the painted lady.

If conditions remain mild on Kinson Common this should ensure there is a wealth of other interesting insects to observe and it is always advisable to carry a small pocket book to aid identification of all species observed. Wasp spiders were  recorded in their familiar grassland areas and even raft spiders appeared to be smaller in the wetter regions. 

The Common also supports an abundance of moths and these in turn provide necessary food supplies for several species of pipistrelle as well as other resident bat species. Ideal locations for observing bats include the Main Track from the old Kinson Baths site to Poole Lane and the perimeters of Poole Lane Meadows. 

Grey squirrels will certainly remain active now and be a familiar sight around the whole site. Depending upon the weather, smaller mammals such as mice, voles and shrews will be active. Unfortunately too, domestic cats continue to enjoy the site for obvious reasons. 

Foxes can be observed during the day and at dusk. It is amazing how many actually live on or close to the Common. During any prolonged warmer periods in autumn, common lizards and slow worms may be observed. 

The Common supports good populations of frogs. Lots of tiny froglets, also some adult specimens were recorded this year. Secretive roe deer are occasionally present and take full advantage of all dense cover on site. 

Autumn is also an excellent time to start looking for wild fungi emerging in meadows, under hedges, among leaf litter, on decaying wood, on living trees and in numerous other places. It is worthwhile to carry a pocket-sized book on the subject and a camera. Admire their beauty and never touch any which are poisonous or regarded as suspicious. 

Borough conservation tasks will continue to be carried out on site during the autumn. Information boards are sited on Poole Lane Meadows, at the Kinson Road entrance not far from Fryer`s Close, at the Glenmeadows Drive and the old Kinson Baths entrances to the Common. 

If you come across the presence of fires, we strongly recommend that you immediately contact the Fire Service. If you wish to contact the Borough about any other concerns you may have, please inform members of the Countryside Team at the Kingfisher Barn, by phoning 01202 451548. 

LONGHAM

It is worth making an effort to view the Dorset Stour from Longham bridge in autumn. 

This bridge is an ideal vantage place to observe wildlife and to gauge the mood of each passing season. A variety of good sized fish can sometimes be observed. 

Recent improvements  including fencing, drainage and highway work around the Ringwood Road frontage by Longham bridge are in place. The signed entrance gate serves as a fire access point and a reminder that all residents and visitors to the area are entering a protected and important open space, with byelaws applying.

There is immediate access to the riverside by the bridge and all visitors should be aware of an unfenced structure with an outlet pipe.  

The nearby City Lodge (formerly known as The Bridge House) being situated by the riverside enables a whole host of wildlife including coots, ducks, egrets, herons, moorhens, swans and numerous others to be observed. 

The "free stretch" bankside leads down to a weir where fine views of the golf course and beyond by Dudsbury can be viewed. Always take care when walking alongside the edge of the river bank as some erosion is clear to see in some places. 

The coarse fishing season is in full swing and this popular area is usually very busy below Longham bridge on the Bournemouth side The term "free stretch", does not infer that the fishing is entirely free. A current rod licence is required and agents on behalf of the Environment Agency do visit this area. 

It is important that all litter is taken away and carefully disposed of at the end of a day`s fishing. All carelessly discarded litter is unsightly and certainly poses a danger to other people, as well as wildlife and domestic animals especially if it contains broken glass, sharp metal tins and lids, also hooks, weights and lengths of fishing line. The BCP council undertakes litter checks on the "free stretch". 

A litter bin and a dog waste bin are sited near the gateway by Longham bridge. Regular patrols are made. Overnight camping and camp fires are discouraged.

Buntings, coots, cormorants, ducks, egrets, hawks, herons, kingfishers, swans, wagtails, and numerous other resident birds can be observed. Well worth looking out for during the autumn will be flocks of gathering, swallows, swifts, sand martins and house martins. 

Buzzards, blackcaps, finches and linnets, all add to the charm and interest of this area. The tree lined hedgerow by Longham bridge affords good cover for birdlife. Here, many species of birds flourish and finches, thrushes and warblers appreciate the denser cover of this region.

Wine makers often visit this area to search for sloes and elderberries for wine-making.

If the weather remains mild and the conditions are excellent for walking, do carry binoculars and a pocket wild bird book. It is also worth carrying a small wild flower book especially as the whole area by or close to the river is botanically rich. 

Longham can be excellent for recording a wide-range of insects including damselflies & dragonflies in the autumn. Butterflies feature strongly in this region as well. Watch out for the brimstone, comma, holly blue, painted lady, peacock, red admiral and small tortoiseshell butterflies.

Foxes, rabbits, roe deer, shrews, voles, and even moles are present. Weasels are occasionally seen. At least four species of bat can be observed at Longham. 

Stout footwear is recommended, also appropriate outdoor clothing in autumn. 

Please remember to carry a suitable snack and a refreshing drink.

MILLHAMS

Millhams Mead is an excellent recreational and wildlife site and certain areas have been given Local Nature Reserve status. The BCP continues to monitor and support this site. 

There are controlled access points around the Mead. From time-to-time voluntary tasks take place here as part of an on-going management programme.

The footpath on the downside of Millhams bridge was repaired in the recent past. This gravelled trackway leads directly to metal gates by Longham bridge. The Environment Agency also monitors this region and carry out essential bankside work on both sides of the Millhams Stream when necessary. 

Fencing and security improvements are evident alongside a narrow footpath by the busy Ringwood Road. Metal entry gates are also in place near Bear Cross, by the Millhams amenity site and by Millhams bridge. 

A well used and interesting footpath from Millhams bridge leads to Spindlewood bridge and continues to an exit point out onto Ringwood Road, Bear Cross. Horse riders sometimes use Millhams Mead and mounting blocks for riders are positioned on either side of Millhams bridge.

Fire access gates exist at Millhams bridge and near the Millhams Recyling Unit entrance. At all times, these important access points should be kept entirely clear for emergency vehicles.

Appropriate outdoor wear and footwear is recommended. This whole area is very frequently overlooked and even an informal walk in this part of north Bournemouth will be enjoyed.

Wooden seating is provided towards the Ringwood Road end of the streamside track and on the higher ground on the Mead where one is specially dedicated to Violet and Samuel Cox.

Botanically, there is much to see at Millhams and as well as commoner species, primroses, sweet violets and wood anemones are present. Over 200+ plant species including wild orchids have been recorded in recent years. 

Please keep to the natural pathways and never venture too close to the bankside. If the weather conditions are good, this area offers good opportunities to observe a wide range of wildlife closely.

Roe deer can occasionally be observed early in the morning or at dusk but soon shy away again. Sightings have been made and tracks observed in 2019. 

Always carry binoculars and a pocket bird book. Finches and a whole host of resident/ summer migrants visit the site. Flocks of corvids sometimes feature strongly at dusk and jackdaws especially can be observed in good numbers during the daytime. Ducks, herons and kingfishers are regularly seen at the streamside, as are cormorants, egrets, mallards and moorhens in the backwater regions. 

Two species of woodpeckers make full use of the Cudnell woods area. Sometimes, tree creepers and tiny beautiful goldcrests can be observed in this area. Nuthatches are often present and announce their presence by loud distinctive whistles. Buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels often feature around the Millhams and Cudnell areas. 

The cuckoo visits this area and the nightingale has been recorded in the past. There is an outstanding wealth of bird life throughout this region and a visit is really worthwhile to fully appreciate what is there at first hand. 

Both the tawny and the barn owl are present at varying times around the Mead and the little owl was recorded on site in the past. 

Millhams stream supports a number of fish species and a coarse fishing licence is required to fish in this area. Shoals of small fish can sometimes be observed in the shallower water near the traffic bridge by Ringwood Road at the Bear Cross end of the Mead. 

Amphibians including the frog and toad are present. Small numbers of reptiles also inhabit Millhams/ Millhams Mead and grass snakes and adders are recorded in some years.

A regular feature at Millhams are its wild rabbits, some of whom do fall victim to the abundant fox population. The weasel can occasionally be observed. 

If the weather remains favourable, all emerging moths will encourage resident bat species to feed.

PELHAMS PARK 

Pelhams houses one of the finest community centres in the whole of Dorset and is greatly appreciated by local residents and visitors to our area. Surrounded by greenery, the parkland has Green flag status and the Pelhams Bowls Club, founded in 1958, is well supported. Close by is the Pelhams Park Leisure Centre which offers a wide-range of gym, swimming and sporting facilities.

Pelhams Park has a well equipped and much used play area for children. For those only wishing to take a brief stroll, the parkland is ideal for this purpose and our updated main Kinson shopping centre is only a minute or so away. Seating is provided around the park. 

Grey squirrels are resident here and numerous species of wild birds are always present including the green and the great spotted woodpeckers. 

In front of the Community centre and around the entire park there are many interesting trees including holm oak and a blue atlas cedar. In autumn, even a brief walk around the park will reveal a wide range of flora and fauna to be found within a relatively small area. 

A list of tree species present in the park is on show within the community centre. The park`s famous tulip tree is situated almost in front of the community centre and is numbered 462.

Tips for Autumn: 

Please be sure to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear during the Autumn period.

If on a walk at dusk, please be sure to carry a well charged suitable long beam torch.

If you can, always carry a small snack, also a refreshing drink in a flask. 

We recommend that you always walk in company, especially at this time of year. 

As always the Moonfleet of Kinson motto is:-

Go together;
Stay together;
Come back together!

KINSON NATURE DIARY RECORDS

From 1st  January 2019 to 31st December 2019

JANUARY 2019
Tips of emerging heath spotted orchids from 3mm to 5mm, Kinson Common (1st).
Patches of gorse in flower, Kinson Common (1st).
2 moorhens feeding in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (1st).
Pale butterworts in excellent condition in hidden corners, Kinson Common (1st).
Buzzard in low flight from Blanchard`s to Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (1st am).
Small group of carrion crows present in the play area of Kinson park (1st am).

Sweet violets flowering in clumps under a sloe hedgerow at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (2nd).
Check made on emerging bee orchids in north Bournemouth (3rd).
Roe deer passing through Kinson Manor Farm (3rd).
Meadow pipits and redwings observed at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (3rd).
Robin singing from an ivy-clad tree by Longham bridge (3rd am).
Starlings active and calling from the canopies of trees in Pelhams Park, Kinson (3rd).
Fresh molehills on the perimeter of Pelhams Park (3rd).
Viburnum with flowers in a central Kinson garden (3rd).

Colourful polyanthus and cyclamen brightening borders by Kinson Village Green (3rd).

Recent signs noted of mole activity in Pelhams Park (4th).
Daffodils with a few developing flower heads observed in a central Kinson garden (4th).
Stunning red sky at sunset today (4th).

Numerous fresh mole heaps in Pelhams Park (5th).
c50+ noisy crows dashing northwards over Kinson park before sunrise (6th).
3 moorhens feeding in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (6th am).
Buzzard in Central Bog watching pigeons, Kinson Common (6th am).
Gps check on orchid areas around Kinson Common (6th).
3 cattle grazing at the western end of Central Bog, Kinson Common (6th am).
Green woodpecker activity around Central Sallows and Central Bog, Kinson Common (6th).
Wood pigeons present in Blanchard`s Copse, Kinson Common (6th am).
Umbellifer in flower near Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (6th).

Carrion crows collecting up scraps in Pelhams Park, Kinson (7th).
Pair of buzzards at ground level watched closely by magpies, Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (8th am).
Little egret foraging in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (8th am).

Super red sky at sunset today (9th).

Lesser celandine flowering under a hedge in a central Kinson garden (10th).
Lesser celandine flowering in a sheltered corner of Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (11th).
Gps recording of emerging bee orchids in north Bournemouth (12th).
2 tiny snowdrops flowering under a hedgerow near Kinson church (12th).
Lone buzzard active over the high ground at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (12th).
More sweet violets flowering at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (12th).
3 moorhens feeding at the southern end of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (13th am).
Recent tree and conservation work noted at Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (13th).
Great spotted woodpecker active in Blanchard`s Copse, Kinson Common (13th).

3 cattle grazing at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (13th).

Umbellifer flowering by emerging cuckoo-pints in Pelhams Park, Kinson (14th).
Small group of 20+ starlings feeding at ground level in Pelhams Park (14th pm).
Snowberry noticeable on the western perimeter of Pelhams Park (14th).
Signs of crocus plants appearing in Pelhams Park, Kinson (15th).
Buzzard motionless in a birch tree, Central Bog, Kinson Common (15th am).
Checked for frogs in Central Bog, Kinson Common. No success (15th am).
Great spotted woodpecker activity around Blanchard`s and Central Sallows, Kinson Common (15th).
3 moorhens investigating mudflats by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (15th).
Viburnum still flowering in a central Kinson garden (15th).

Small number of daffodils coming into flower in a central Kinson garden (16th).
Honeysuckle coming into leaf at Kinson Common (16th).

Mistle thrushes visiting Pelhams Park, Kinson (17th am).

Fresh mole heaps appearing on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (18th).
Peacock butterfly briefly observed flying through a garden near Kinson Village Green (18th am).
Good number of crows flying eastwards together over central Kinson at dusk (18th).
Crocuses beginning to flower on East Howe Green (19th).
Small group of pied wagtails active around central Kinson (19th).
A few daffodils flowering in a garden near Kinson School (20th).

Pigeons,Sparrows, starlings and wagtails feeding together by Kinson Village Green (21st).
Squirrels, crows and pigeons feeding at ground level in Pelhams Park (21st).
Checked waterlogged regions in Central Bog on Kinson Common without success for signs of frogs or visiting snipe (22nd).
Pale butterwort plants in good condition in the same region despite recent weather (22nd).
3 moorhens active around the mudflats by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (22nd).
Recent signs of conservation work observed at Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (22nd).

Hazel catkins very evident in many regions of Kinson Common (22nd).

Many yellow crocuses flowering on a traffic island in central Kinson (23rd).
A few spring snowflakes coming into flower at Kinson Common (24th).
2 robins singing after dusk near Kinson Village Green (25th).

A few crocuses flowering by a plane tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (26th).
Fresh frogs` spawn gps recorded in Central Bog, Kinson Common (27th).
Buzzard in good condition perched in a birch tree by Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (27th am).
3 moorhens foraging in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (27th).

Fresh mole heaps on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (28th).
No more fresh frogs` spawn found in pools on Kinson Common (29th).
Buzzard active around Central Bog and Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (29th am).

Sparrows very lively around their nest sites at the rear of the Kinson Hub (30th &31st).

FEBRUARY 2019

Overnight snowfall in Kinson melting during the day (1st).
Yellow crocuses covered by a smattering of snow at East Howe Green (1st).
Gulls and crows active around central Kinson (1st).

18+ redwings feeding together in Pelhams Park, Kinson (2nd am).

Redwings, blackbirds and pigeons feeding in the parkland of Pelhams, Kinson (3rd).
Sparrows, pigeons and robins visiting our bird tables today (3rd).
Grey wagtail observed by the waterfall at Kinson Common (4th pm).
More frogs` spawn recorded in the bogland at Kinson Common (4th).
Party of blue tits active in a hedgerow by Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (4th pm).
Several moorhens present in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (4th pm).

Pale butterworts of varying sizes well protected from the elements in Central Bog, Kinson Common (4th).

Yellow crocuses showing well under trees by East Howe Lane (5th).
Small clump of yellow crocuses flowering under a large plane tree in Pelhams Park (5th).
Numerous sparrows active in the hedges by the Kinson Hub (6th am).
Further finds of fresh frogs` spawn gps recorded at Kinson Common (6th).
Buzzard active close to Central Sallows, Kinson Common (6th).

1.5km morning walk to gps record emerging bee orchids in north Bournemouth (7th).
Good numbers of snowdrops flowering under a hedge by Kinson church (7th).

Wet dull day with only a few hardy pigeons feeding at our bird tables (8th).

Chaffinches present in Pelhams Park, Kinson (9th am).
2 moorhens feeding in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (9th am).
10+ black headed gulls feeding together at Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (9th am).
Bullfinches present in Poole Lane Sallows, Kinson Common (9th am).
c24 spring snowflakes recorded by Poole Lane Sallows, Kinson Common (9th).
Fresh deposits of frogs`spawn gps recorded in pools on Kinson Common (9th).

Lesser celandines flowering near Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (9th).

Yellow crocuses on the traffic islands in central Kinson very eye-catching (10th).

Numerous colourful crocuses brightening up a green by East Howe Lane (11th).
pair of mallards present at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (11th pm).
More gps recording of fresh frogs` spawn at Kinson Common (11th pm).
Gps recording of emerging lady`s autumn tresses in north Bournemouth (12th).
Essential pruning of established trees in Pelhams Park, Kinson (12th).
Cormorants active around Millhams Mead and near Longham bridge (12th pm).
Parks department undertaking more essential tree work in Pelhams, Kinson (13th).
Check made in Cudnell Wood for emerging wood anemones (13th).

Mallards, moorhen and a grey wagtail active in the stream by Cudnell Wood (13th pm).

Gps recording of additional findings of fresh frogs`spawn at Kinson Common (14th).
Kingfisher present at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (14th pm).

Pair of nuthatches exploring a chestnut tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (15th am).
Mistle thrushes foraging under rotted leaves in Pelhams Park (15th am).
Great spotted woodpecker tapping on a dead tree bough in Pelhams Park (15th am).
Cherry-plum blossoms brightening up a corner of Great Oaks, Kinson Common (15th).
Bumble bee activity among emerging vegetation at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (15th pm).
Long-tailed tits investigating a sallow by Central Bog, Kinson Common (15th pm).

A few day-flying moths active in sunlit corners of Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (15th pm).

Lesser celandines brightening up a corner of Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (16th).
Crows flying westwards  over central Kinson before dusk (17th).

More spring snowflakes coming into flower at Kinson Common (18th).
Fresh mole hills appearing on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (18th).
Camellia flowering in a garden near Kinson Village Green (18th).
Hazel catkins showing well in a hedgerow by Kinson School (18th).
Water receding in some pools containing frogs` spawn on Kinson Common (19th).

Recent conservation work noted at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (19th).

Excellent show of colourful crocuses on a green by East Howe Lane (20th).
Miniature daffodils and crocuses flowering on greenery fronting the Kinson Community Centre (21st).
Snowdrops flowering within Kinson churchyard (21st).
Check made on emerging bee and autumn lady`s tresses orchids in north Bournemouth (22nd).
Little egret present upstream of Millhams bridge, Kinson (22nd am).

Gps recording of emerging autumn lady`s tresses in north Bournemouth (23rd).
Brimstone (m) visiting spring flowers in a garden by Kinson School  (23rd am).
Brimstone (m) present in St. Andrew`s churchyard, Kinson (23rd am).
Brimstone 3 (m) on the wing and in close proximity to each other at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (23rd am).
Brimstone (m) active at Millhams Mead near Longham bridge (23rd pm).
Brimstone (m) visiting a garden by Pelhams Park, Kinson (23rd pm).

All Brimstone butterflies recorded in pristine condition (23rd). 

Check made on emerging heath spotted orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (24th am).
Grey wagtail and moorhens present at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (24th am).
Tadpoles in some pools, with fresh frogs` spawn in others at Kinson Common (24th).
Brimstone (2m) at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone activity on the north side of Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone activity near the western boundary of Pelhams Park, Kinson (24th pm). 

Brimstone (m) active around the southern end of Pelhams Park, Kinson (25th pm).
Peacock butterfly active in a sunlit corner below Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (25th pm).

Completion of a frogs` spawn survey on Kinson Common (25th pm).

Brimstone (m) visiting spring flowers in a garden by Kinson School (26th pm).
Buzzard circling over central Kinson watching pigeons scattering beneath it (26th pm).

Brimstone ( 3 m) observed at the same time in Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (27th am).
Pussy willows beginning to show on Kinson Common (27th).
Buzzard observed circling over Cuckoo woods and central Kinson (27th pm).

Small tortoiseshell resting on a celandine in a garden by Kinson School (27th pm).

Little egret downstream of Longham bridge, near Millhams Mead (27th pm).
White magnolia coming into flower in a central Kinson garden (28th).

MARCH 2019

Emerging wild arums noticeable on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (1st).
Polyanthus brightening up a flower border by the Kinson Village War Memorial (1st).
Numerous gulls and crows active around Kinson Village Green (2nd).
Pale butterworts in good condition in a sheltered corner of Central Bog, Kinson Common (2nd).
Frogs observed in a waterfilled ditch at Central Bog, Kinson Common (2nd).
Family of blue tits busy together in a hedge by Poole Lane Meadows (2nd pm).
Colourful bed of lesser celandines at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (2nd).

More tiny emerging heath spotted orchids found in the lower valley, Kinson Common (2nd).

Wet day, with only pigeons visiting our bird tables (3rd).
Developing lilac, laurel and berberis noticeable in a hedge by Kinson Village Green (4th).
Large gathering of gulls feeding at ground level on Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (4th
). 

Robin singing loudly in the grounds of Kinson Academy at dusk (5th).
Small white magnolia putting on a good show in central Kinson despite today`s weather (6th).

Spring squill flowering in Pelhams Park, Kinson (7th).
Forsythia at the flowering stage in a central Kinson garden (7th).
Pair of nuthatches exploring the tulip tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (8th am).
Umbellifers in flower at Pelhams and Kinson Common (8th).
Long-tailed tits active around flowering gorse at Two Barrow Heath, Kinson Common (8th pm).
Nuthatch exploring an oak by Central Sallows, Kinson Common (8th pm).
Wind-blown cherry plum still flowering at Great Oaks, Kinson Common (8th).
Many lesser celandines flowering by the stream at Great Oaks, Kinson Common (8th).
Small blackthorn in flower at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (8th).
Heath spotted orchids continue to emerge in the lower valley, Kinson Common (8th).

Autumn`s lady tresses, bee orchids and common spotted orchids emerging in north Bournemouth (9th).
Red dead-nettle, sweet violets and green alkanet in flower at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (9th).
Many naturalised daffodils in flower around Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (9th).
Roe deer (3) passing through a field near Kinson Manor farm (9th).

Magnolia in flower in Kinson churchyard, also one in a garden by Millhams Road (9th).

Spanish gorse in bud by Kinson Village Green (10th).
Emerging bee and autumn lady`s tresses orchids affected by scrambling in north Bournemouth (11th).
Snowdrops beginning to fade under a hedge by Kinson churchyard (11th).
Daisies, lesser celandines, red and white dead nettle,shepherd`s purse and sweet violets flowering at Millhams Mead (11th).
Pussy willows and blackthorn beginning to show at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (11th).
At present, no wood anemones flowering in Cudnell wood, Bournemouth (11th).
Great spotted woodpeckers active in Cudnell wood (11th pm).
Heron flying over the backwater at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (11th pm).
4 white doves resting on the stonework under Longham bridge (11th pm).
a few rabbits active on the high ground at Millhams Mead (11th pm).

Bumble bee visiting spring flowers in a garden near Kinson Academy (12th).
Green alkanet approaching the flowering stage in a corner of Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (13th).
Mallard (m) and moorhen present in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (14th pm).
Great spotted woodpecker tapping on an oak in Blanchard`s Copse, Kinson Common (14th pm).
Well developed frog tadpoles swimming freely in a pool at Central Bog, Kinson Common (14th).
47+ emerging heath spotted orchids recorded in a sheltered corner at Kinson Common (14th).

Gorse flowering throughout Kinson Common (14th).

Great spotted woodpeckers present in Pelhams Park, Kinson (15th).
Grape hyacinth, dog violets and celandines flowering together at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (16th).
Several moorhens in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (17th am).
Small bumble bee visiting pussy willows by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (17th am).
Blackthorn flowering in the long hedgerow dividing Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (17th).
Small number of greater stitchworts flowering at Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (17th).

Spring snowflakes still flowering near Poole Lane Sallows, Kinson Common (18th).
Small blackthorn in flower at Kinson Common by Poole Lane (19th).
Forsythia in flower near Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (19th).
Spring begins (20th).
Check made on emerging orchids such as autumn lady`stresses, bee and common spotted orchids in north Bournemouth (20th).
1st chiffchaff recorded in full song at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (20th pm).
Buzzard flying over the higher ground at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (20th pm).
2 Mute swans on the island by Longham bridge (20th pm).
Celandines, green alkanet, red dead-nettle, sloes and violets showing well at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (20th).
Roe deer passing through a field near Kinson Manor Farm (20th).
Moorhen and mallards active upstream of Millhams bridge, Kinson (20th pm).

Hedge bank wild flowers including greater stitchwort flowering by St. Andrew`s churchyard (20th).

Squirrels nibbling and discarding emerging horse chestnut buds in Pelhams Park, Kinson (21st).
Some cherry trees showing buds in Pelhams Park (21st).
Greenfinches active around gorse on the higher ground at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (22nd).
Chiffchaff present and in full song at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (22nd).

Roe deer passing through Kinson Manor Farm (22nd).
Great spotted woodpeckers present in Pelhams Park, Kinson (23rd).
Sparrow hawk carrying a sparrow chased away by a gull near Kinson Village Green (24th am).
2 brimstones (2) and a peacock butterfly active by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone butterfly activity in Gover`s Glade and Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone and peacock butterfly activity in Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone (m) butterfly activity around Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (24th am).
Heath spotted orchids emerging in Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th).
Buzzard in low flight watching a pigeon  in Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th am).
Brimstone, Comma and peacock butterfly activity Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th am).
Developing frog tadpoles active pools on both sides of Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th).
Pale butterworts, of varying sizes, in good condition in Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th).
250+ emerging heath spotted orchids gps recorded in the lower valley, Kinson Common (24th).
Good signs found of pussy willows around Kinson Common (24th).
3-spine sticklebacks observed near Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (24th).

Brimstone (m) butterfly activity around Pelhams Park, Kinson (24th pm).

Brimstone butterfly activity observed in Pelhams Park, Kinson (25th).
Brimstone butterfly visiting spring flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (26th am).
Green-veined white  and brimstone butterflies present in Pelhams Park, Kinson (26th pm).
Brimstone (m) and peacock butterflies active around the track leading from Millhams bridge to Spindlewood bridge, Bournemouth (26th pm).
10 jackdaws driving a buzzard southwards away from Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (26th pm).
Only 50+ wood anemones in flower in Cudnell Wood, Bournemouth (26th).
Chiffchaffs active and heard in full song at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth, today (26th).
Small shoal of roach observed in Millhams stream near Ringwood Road (26th pm).

Many trees coming into leaf in Pelhams Park, including sweet chestnut and a tulip tree (27th).
Several cherry trees beginning to show white blossoms, Pelhams Park, Kinson (27th).

Blue tits investigating a potential nest site in Pelhams Park (27th).

Brimstone butterfly activity in Pelhams Park, Kinson (28th & 29th).
Brimstone butterflies visiting gardens close to Kinson Academy (29th).
4 brimstones (m) and a peacock butterfly active in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (29th pm).
Emerging southern marsh orchids beginning to show in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (29th).
Speckled wood butterfly in good condition observed in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (29th pm).
Brimstone butterfly activity around Poole Lane Heights and Central Bog, Kinson Common (29th pm).
Buzzard in low circling flight over Central Bog, Kinson Common (29th pm).
Frog tadpoles doing in well in many pools on Kinson Common (29th).
Chiffchaff in full song by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (29th pm).

Brimstone butterflies active in gardens by Kinson Academy (30th am).
Brimstone butterflies active around the lower valley, Kinson Common (30th am).
Chiffchaff and blackcap present in Cudnell Wood, Bournemouth (30th).
Gps recording of goldilocks and moschatel in Cudnell Wood, Bournemouth (30th).
Nuthatches present and active in Cudnell Wood, Bournemouth (30 th am).
Brimstone butterflies active around Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (30th am).
Speckled wood butterfly on the wing near the old Pitts Farm ground at Kinson (30th am).
Nuthatch activity on a woodland oak near Durdells avenue (30th am).
Chiffchaff in full song by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (30th pm).
Moorhen activity on Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (30th pm).
Nuthatches present and announcing their presence in Pelhams Park, Kinson (30th pm).
Chiffchaff in full song on the western boundary of Pelhams Park, Kinson (30th pm).
Tawny owl calling from within the grounds of Kinson Academy (30th late eve.)

3 mute swans flying westwards together over Pelhams Park, Kinson (31st am).

APRIL 2019

Check made on emerging bee and common spotted orchids in north Bournemouth (1st).
Lilac approaching the flowering stage by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Brimstone butterflies (m + f) observed in Pelhams Park, Kinson (1st pm).
Celandines, green alkanet, red deadnettle and sloe in flower at Millhams Mead (1st).
3 peacocks and brimstone butterflies on the wing at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (1st pm).
Heron flying over Longham bridge heading downstream by Millhams Mead (1st pm).

Fresh mole heaps on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (2nd).
Gps recording of emerging wild orchids in north Bournemouth (3rd).
Roe deer observed near Millhams Mead (3rd).

Buzzard attacked by a gull while flying over Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (3rd pm).

Amelanchier coming into flower in Pelhams Park, Kinson (4th).

Amelanchier also at the flowering stage by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (5th).
Wild flower area  by Kinson Village Green prepared by Parks for this summer (5th).
Many sparrows and a few pigeons feeding on the prepared ground by Kinson Village Green (6th).
Small holly with some red berries in a hedgerow by Kinson Academy (6th).
Gps recording of emerging orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (6th).
Broom in flower by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (6th).
Chiffchaff activity by Central Sallows, Kinson Common (6th am). 

12+ sparrows feeding together on the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (7th am).
Chiffchaff and blackcap present in the lower valley, Kinson Common (7th).
Lady`s smocks flowering in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (7th).
Bumble bee activity  in the western region of Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (7th).
5+ emerging early marsh orchids found in Central Bog, Kinson Common (7th).
Heath spotted orchids now emerging on both sides of Central Bog, Kinson Common (7th).
Peacock butterfly activity around Poole Lane Meadows and Central Bog, Kinson Common (7th am).
Brimstone (m) butterfly activity by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (7th pm).
Great spotted woodpecker tapping on a chestnut in Pelhams Park, Kinson (8th am).

Brimstone (m) and a green-veined white visiting spring flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (8th pm).

Fresh mole heaps on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (9th).
Great spotted woodpeckers visiting Pelhams Park again this morning (9th).
Gps recording of southern marsh orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (10th).
Tiny frogs present in the wetter regions of the lower valley, Kinson Common (10th).
Moorhen activity at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson (10th am).
Orange tip (m) visiting lady`s smocks in the lower valley, Kinson Common (10th).

Brimstone butterfly activity in Pelhams Park, Kinson (11th).
Check made on the progress of emerging bee and common spotted orchids in north Bournemouth (12th).  
White doves resting under Longham bridge (12th pm).
Mute swan activity downstream of Longham bridge (12th pm).
Peacock and speckled wood butterfly activity at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (12th pm).
Blackcap (m) in full song at Millhams Mead (12th pm).
Crow perched on the back of a pony, old Pitts farm site, Kinson (13th am).
Fox resting under sloe after being chased by a crow, old Pitts farm site, Kinson (13th am).
Speckled wood butterfly activity around Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (13th am).
Roe deer activity close to Millhams Mead (13th).
Lively nuthatches present in Cudnell wood, Bournemouth (13th am).
Ramsons flowering by the streamside in Cudnell wood (13th).
450+ wood anemones flowering In Cudnell wood (13th).

Moorhens active in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (13th pm).

84+ Lady`s smocks flowering in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (14th).
Southern marsh orchids emerging on both sides of Central Bog, Kinson Common (14th).
Buzzard circling over Two Barrow Heath, Kinson Common (14th am).
Speckled wood active by Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (14th am). 

Lilac and berberis in bloom in a shrubbery by Kinson Village Green (15th).
Many sparrows visiting the prepared wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (16th).
Brimstone activity around Pelhams Park, Kinson (17th).
Visit to Tubary Common, West Howe, with Mr Ted Taylor to look at flora and fauna on site (17th).
Observations at Turbary include:
Blackcap, chiffchaff and willow warbler present on site.
Good number of greenfinches active around gorse.
Common lizard observed in heather at Tussock Bog.
Orange tip butterflies visiting garlic mustard on site.
Tiny emerging early marsh orchid found in Tussock Bog.
Peacock butterfly activity in Tussock Bog.
Speckled wood butterflies active in sunny glades on Turbary.
Bluebells, broom, dandelions, gorse, greater stitchwort, lesser celandine,periwinkle,red dead nettle and storksbill in flower.
Arum maculatums noticeable in the shaded regions of Turbary.

Fresh mole heaps appearing on the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (18th).
Sparrows feathering their nests  at the Kinson Hub (19th am).

Nuthatches active and calling from the tree tops in Pelhams Park, Kinson (19th am).

Swallow flying northwards over Kinson Village Green (20th am).
Check made on emerging bee orchids in north Bournemouth (20th).
Orange tips and speckled wood butterflies active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (20th pm).
Common bat circling gardens by Kinson Academy at dusk (20th).
Sparrows and wagtails searching for seeds on the wildflower area by Kinson Village Green (21st).
Orchid survey work carried out in north Bournemouth (22nd).
Orange tips and peacock butterflies enjoying the morning sunshine at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (22nd).

Speckled wood butterflies active in Pelhams Park, Kinson (23rd).
Speckled wood butterfly activity by Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (23rd).
Gps update of emerging orchids on Kinson Common (23rd).
Following rainfall, many sparrows foraging the wildflower area by Kinson Village Green (24th).
Small common frogs active in the damper regions of Kinson Common (25th).
Orange tip (m), speckled wood and small copper butterfly activity in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (25th).
Check made on the progress of emerging heath spotted and southern marsh orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (25th).
Blackcap singing near Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (25th am).
Speckled wood resting on spring flowers on the western boundary of Pelhams Park, Kinson (26th am).

Horse chestnuts and a pink cherry in flower at Pelhams Park (26th).

Mallards and moorhen activity at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (26th).
Lousewort flowering by a pool at Central Bog, Kinson Common (26th).
Gps recording of emerging early marsh orchids, Central Bog, Kinson Common (26th).
Gps recording of emerging hybrid orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (27th).
Tormentil flowering at Central Bog, Kinson Common (27th).

Pair of mallards present in Central Bog, Kinson Common (28th).
Moorhens patrolling Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (28th).
Check made on emerging heath and early marsh orchids in the upper valley, Kinson Common (28th).
Lone buzzard circling over Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (28th am).
Three-cornered leek flowering on a stream bankside near Central Sallows, Kinson Common (28th).

Small number of southern marsh orchids emerging by Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (28th).

Check made on emerging bee orchids in north Bournemouth (29th).
Orange tip (m) visiting garlic mustard on a bank in St Andrew`s churchyard (29th pm).

Sparrow hawk with the sun on its back swooping low over gorse at Millhams Mead (29th).

Gps recording of emerging southern marsh orchids in Central Bog, Kinson Common (30th).
Starlings chasing flies and a house martin passing through Central Sallows, Kinson Common (30th).
Brimstones (m+f), Green-veined whites, orange tips (m+f) and speckled woods active around Kinson Common (30th). 

MAY 2019

Green alkanet flowering at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (1st).
Bluebells and greater stitchwort showing well throughout Kinson Common (1st).
Moorhen with a chick and mallards visiting Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (2nd).
Red campion flowering in Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (2nd).

Check made on developing orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (2nd).

1 flowering green-winged orchid found in north Bournemouth (3rd).
Check also made on developing common spotted orchids and bee orchids with potential to flower (3rd).
Pair of holly blue butterflies found in a hedgerow by Kinson Village Green (3rd).
Green veined white and speckled wood butterflies active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (3rd pm).
Large red damselfly observed on bramble at Millhams Mead (3rd).
Burrowing clover in flower at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (3rd).
Roe deer observed near Millhams Mead (3rd).

Many small plants now appearing throughout the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (4th).
Gps of more emerging early marsh orchids on Kinson Common (5th).
Small copper butterfly visiting flowers on the north side of Kinson Common (5th am).

Moorhen busy with her chick in the lower valley, Kinson Common (5th). 

2 pyramidal orchids emerging in north Bournemouth (6th).
Rotary Donkey Derby and Companion dog show at Pelhams Park, Kinson (6th).
Swallows flying low over Millhams Mead and jackdaws and magpies feeding at ground level (6th).

Nuthatch activity in Pelhams Park, Kinson (7th am).

Goldfinches visiting gardens by Kinson Academy (7th).

Fresh mole heaps appearing in Pelhams Park, Kinson (8th).
Speckled wood butterfly activity on the western boundary of Pelhams Park, Kinson (9th).
Check made on emerging bee, common spotted and pyramidal orchids in north Bournemouth (9th).

Buzzard circling over Kinson Academy (10th pm).

Gps recording of green-winged orchids locally (10th).

Early marsh orchid flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (12th).
Orange tip and Holly blue butterflies active by Central Bog, Kinson Common (12th).
Orange tip and Holly blue butterflies active in the lower valley, Kinson Common (12th).
Buzzard perched in a tree by Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (12th am).
Moorhen activity by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (12th).
Lone swift and a pair of house martins active over central Kinson close to Kinson Village Green (13th am).
Holly blue butterflies active around Pelhams Park, Kinson (13th pm).
Holly blue butterfly visiting flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (13th pm).

Gps recording of southern marsh orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (14th).
Comma, common blue, green hairstreak, holly blue, orange tip, small copper, speckled wood butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (14th).
Beautiful demoiselles (m+f) observed in the lower valley, Kinson Common (14th).
Holly blue and a speckled wood visiting spring flowers in a garden near Kinson Village Green (15th am).

Common bat activity near Kinson Academy at dusk (15th).

2 red admirals circling sunlit trees in Pelhams Park, Kinson (16th).
Goldfinches visiting gardens near Kinson Academy (17th).
Check made on emerging bee, common spotted and pyramidal orchids in north Bournemouth (18th).

Large red damselfly active in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (19th am).
Pale butterwort flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (19th).
Bog cotton grass noticeable in Central Bog, Kinson Common (19th).
Small number of early marsh orchids flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (19th).
Buzzard in low flight through Central Bog, Kinson Common (19th am).
Bramble in flower by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (20th).
Another southern marsh orchid  emerging on Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (20th).

Several swifts flying over central Kinson (20th eve).

Sticklebacks active in the main stream flowing through Kinson Common (21st).
Common bat circling an ash tree in central Kinson in search of moths at dusk (21st).
Visit to Turbary Common, West Howe, with Mr Ted Taylor (22nd am).
Observation made:
5 early marsh orchids flowering in Tussock Bog.
Lousewort and heath milkwort flowering in the same region.
Brimstone (f), Brown argus, common, green hairstreak, holly blue and speckled wood butterflies active
.

Rose chafers visiting spring flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (23rd).

Brimstones (f) seeking out alder buckthorns in Central Bog, Kinson Common (24th).
Gps recording of flowering early marsh orchids at Kinson Common (24th).
Scarce chaser dragonfly activity at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (25th).
Pair of buzzards active near Kinson manor farm (25th).

Gps recording of remaining bee orchids in north Bournemouth (25th).

Red campion flowering by Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (26th).
Flowering yellow flags noticeable by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (27th).
2 mallards and moorhens active in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (28th).
Early marsh, heath spotted and southern marsh orchids at the flowering stage on Kinson Common (28th).
Common blue, holly blue and speckled wood butterflies active around Kinson Common (28th am).

Small number of swifts active over central Kinson (29th eve).
Visit to Turbary Common, West Howe, to gps record early marsh and heath spotted orchids (30th).
Common lizards observed in Tussock Bog, West Howe (30th).
Brimstone, common blue (m+f) and speckled wood butterflies on the wing at Turbary Common (30th am).
Evening visit to check on the progress of early marsh, heath spotted and southern marsh orchids in the upper valley, Kinson Common (30th).
Bee orchids at the flowering stage in north Bournemouth (31st).

JUNE 2019

Wonderful display of flowering poppies in the War memorial garden by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Tulip tree in flower in Pelhams Park, Kinson (2nd).
Gps recording of flowering orchids at Kinson Common (2nd & 3rd).
Keeled skimmer and Emperor dragonflies active around Kinson Common (3rd).
Beautiful demoiselles active alongside the stream at Kinson Common (3rd).
Yellow flags flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (3rd).
12+ pale butterworts flowering in the bog land, Kinson Common (3rd).
Common blue, holly blue and speckled wood butterflies active around Kinson Common (3rd am).

Gps recording of flowering bee orchids in north Bournemouth (4th).
Wild flower area by Kinson Village Green beginning to bloom (4th).
Red admiral active around a hedgerow by Millhams bridge, Bournemouth (4th am).
Common blue butterflies (m+f) active around Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (4th).

Foxgloves flowering at Kinson Common (5th).
Ox-eye daisies, eye-catching by Kinson Village Green (6th).
Lobelia flowering under a hedge near the Kinson Hub (7th).

Height sampling of flowering orchids in the lower valley, Kinson Common (8th).
Common blue and beautiful demoiselles active in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (8th).
Accompanied visit to gps record flowering early marsh orchids at Turbary Common (9th).
Keeled skimmer dragonflies and large red damselflies present in Tussock Bog, Turbary Common (9th).
Common lizards and slow worms observed at Turbary Common today (9th).
Small copper butterfly activity in Tussock Bog, Turbary Common (9th).
Holly blue visiting summer flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (9th am).

Moorhens with maturing chicks foraging in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (10th).
Red Campion showing well at Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (11th).
Many heath spotted orchids in Gover`s Glade, flattened by rain at Kinson Common (11th).
3 small non-flowering southern marsh orchids present on Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common
(11th).

More species flowering adding additional colours to the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (12th).
Tawny owl active over central Kinson before heading away towards Cuckoo woods (12th late eve).
Despite the wet weather many birds visiting our Kinson garden feeding area today (13th).

Gps recording of flowering bee and pyramidal orchids in north Bournemouth (14th).
Common blue (m+f), meadow brown and red admiral butterflies on the wing at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (14th).
Scarce chaser dragonfly activity at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (14th).
Yellow loosestrife at the flowering stage at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (14th).

Gps recording of flowering heath spotted orchids at Turbary Common, Bournemouth (15th).

The new coarse fishing season begins (16th).

Visit to Kinson Common to check on heath spotted orchid flowerings (17th).
Meadow brown butterfly activity around Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (17th pm).

Damp morning, many sparrows visiting the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (18th).
Vibrant poppies noticeable by Kinson Village Green (18th).
Carrion crows feeding together in Pelhams Park, Kinson (18th am).
Common toadflax flowering in a shrubbery near Kinson Village Green (18th).
Colourful foxgloves still flowering at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (18th).

Young moorhens active by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (19th).
Official tidying of hedges and paths by Kinson Village Green and in Kinson Road (20th).
Speckled wood butterfly activity in Pelhams Park, Kinson (20th pm).
House sparrows visiting the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (20th pm).

Large skipper, meadow brown, red admiral and speckled wood butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (20th).

Summer Solstice (21st).
Sparrow hawk  flying westwards over Kinson academy  in low flight (22nd pm).
Moorhens active with an earlier brood and 4 tiny chicks, Kinson Common (23rd).
Good numbers of Sticklebacks observed at Kinson Common (23rd).
Marsh pennywort showing well in one corner of Central Bog, Kinson Common (23rd). 
21+ pale butterworts flowering together in Central Bog, Kinson Common (23rd).
A few meadow browns on the wings around Central Bog, Kinson Common (23rd am).
Buzzard moving slowly through Central Bog towards Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (23rd am).
Bog cotton grass, bog asphodels, cross-leaved heath and tormentil flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (23rd).

Some early marsh, heath spotted and southern marsh orchids beginning to fade now on Kinson Common (23rd).

Accompanied after dark walk to check for glow worms on Kinson Common (23rd).
Sparrows visiting the very colourful wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (24th pm).
3 meadow browns active over the grassland at Pelhams Park, Kinson (24th pm).

1 painted lady visiting summer flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy (24th pm).

Bee and pyramid orchids in full bloom in north Bournemouth (25th).
Developing fruits of the horse chestnut very noticeable in Pelhams Park, Kinson (25th).

Meadow brown, painted lady (5+) and red admiral butterflies active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (25th).

House martins and swifts active over central Kinson during the day (26th).
Sparrow hawk in low flight heading towards Cuckoo woods, Kinson (27th pm).
Many sparrows visiting the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (28th am).
Large skipper, meadow brown, ringlet, small white and speckled wood butterflies active around Kinson Common (28th).
Emperor dragonflies visiting Pepin`s Pond and beautiful demoiselles active by the waterfall, Kinson Common (28th).
Baby moorhens active in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (28th pm).
Rosebay willowherbs flowering in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (28th).

Beautiful demoiselles (m+f) visiting Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (29th & 30th).
Raft spiders observed in the lower valley, Kinson Common (30th).
Large skipper, meadow brown and ringlet butterflies observed in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (30th).
Some flowering heath spotted and southern marsh orchids fading now in the lower valley, Kinson Common (30th).
Enchanter`s nightshade flowering by the streamside at Kinson Common (30th).
Hawker dragonflies hunting for flies in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (30th).
Moorhen family very active in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson (30th).

Good numbers of sticklebacks observed in the stream at Kinson Common (30th).

JULY 2019

Eye-catching corn marigolds adding a vibrant feature to the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Lone sparrow hawk on patrol over central Kinson (1st pm).
Small tortoiseshell visiting summer flowers in a garden by Kinson Academy, Bournemouth (1st).
Burnet moths visiting flowers on Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (2nd).
Hoards of sticklebacks active near Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (2nd).
Comma, large skipper, meadow brown, ringlet and speckled wood butterflies active around Kinson Common (2nd pm).
Roesel`s bush-crickets of varying sizes present in the lower valley at Kinson Common (2nd).

Large skipper,large white, meadow brown, painted lady and ringlet butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (3rd).
Parks department carrying out a conservation task by Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (3rd pm).
Sparrows and other birds visiting the colourful wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (4th).
Swifts active over central Kinson (4th pm).

Large skipper, meadow brown, red admiral, ringlet, silver washed fritillary and small white butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (5th)

Developing hazel nuts noticeable in a hedgerow near Kinson Common (6th).
Bee orchids and pyramidal orchids in north Bournemouth have faded now (7th).
Visitors photographing the colourful wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (7th).
Meadow-rue, St. John`s wort, storkbills and thistles in flower at Millhams Mead (7th).
Hedge brown, large skipper, large white, marbled white, meadow brown and ringlet butterflies active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (7th).
Wood pigeons and blackbirds feeding close together on the shaded grassland of Kinson`s, Pelhams Park (8th am).

large skipper, large white, marbled white, meadow brown, ringlet, small skipper and speckled wood butterfly activity at Kinson Common (9th).
Beautiful demoiselles (m+f) visiting Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (9th pm).
Moorhen family very active at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common, this afternoon (9th).

Common bat activity within the grounds of Kinson academy and nearby gardens (10th eve).
Common fleabane and red bartsia flowering at Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (11th).
Large skipper, large white, marbled white, meadow brown, ringlet and small skipper butterflies active around Kinson Common (12th).
Small developing  sloes noticeable in a hedgerow  at Kinson Common (12th).

Emperor dragonfly (m) chasing flies in the lower valley, Kinson Common (12th).

Buzzard activity over central Kinson (13th).
Red admiral and meadow brown butterflies visiting garden flowers near Kinson Village Green (14th).
Meadow brown butterfly activity in the grassland at Pelhams Park, Kinson (15th).

Comma, hedge brown, large skipper, large white, meadow brown, peacock, ringlet, small skipper, small white and speckled wood butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (16th pm).
Brown hawker and emperor dragonflies active in the lower valley, Kinson Common (16th pm).

Sticklebacks active near Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (16th).

Colourful foxgloves still flowering at Kinson Common (17th).
Heather, devilsbit scabious and common cow-wheat flowering at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (18th).
Hedge brown, meadow brown and ringlet butterflies active at Kinson Common (18th).
Ripening hazel nuts showing in a hedgerow by Kinson school (19th).
House sparrows visiting wild flower areas on a damp day in central Kinson (19th).

 Swifts and martins active over central Kinson (20th).
Magnolia in partial flower close to Kinson Village Green (21st).
Sun flies visiting summer marigolds in a garden by Kinson school (22nd).
Red admiral and speckled wood butterflies visiting flowers in a garden by Kinson school (23rd pm).

Burnet moths active around tufted vetch on Kinson Common (24th).
Purple and yellow loosestrife putting on a colourful display in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (25th).
Enchanter`s nightshade still flowering in the lower valley, Kinson Common (26th).
Green-veined white, hedge brown, large skipper,large white, meadow brown and speckled wood butterflies active around Kinson Common (26th).
Brown hawker dragonfly patrolling Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (26th).
A  small number of moorhens present in the margins of Pepin`s Pond (26th).

Beautiful demoiselles (m+f) resting on fern in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (26th).

Many hedge browns visiting flowering bramble at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (27th).
Marjoram flowering by Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (27th).
Common blue (f), hedge brown, meadow brown,small copper, small skipper, speckled wood and assorted white butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (28th am).
Wasp spider (f) observed in the lower valley, Kinson Common (28th).
Group of crows chasing away a bird of prey by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (28th am).
Meadow brown butterflies visiting marigolds in a garden by Kinson school, Bournemouth (28th am).

Many fruiting stems of southern marsh orchids noticeable in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (29th).
Mother of pearl moths active around nettles in Dragonfly Hollow, Kinson Common (30th).
5 moorhens resting together in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (31st). 

A few hedge brown and meadow brown butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (31st eve).

AUGUST 2019

Chicory flowering in the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Brown argus, hedge brown, meadow brown, painted lady and white butterflies on the wing at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (1st).
White-legged damselflies active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (1st am).
Pyramidal orchids well seeded now at Millhams Mead (1st).
Spear thistle and teasels continue to flower at Millhams Mead (1st).
6-spot burnet moths visiting teasels at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (1st).

Developing fruits of Horse and sweet chestnuts in Pelhams Park, appear smaller again this year (2nd).
Hedge brown, meadow brown and white butterflies active by Kinson Village Green (3rd).
A few meadow browns visiting gardens by Kinson School (3rd).

Swifts and martins active over central Kinson (4th).

Crows and jackdaws visiting rooftops in central Kinson (5th).
Magpies protecting young on grassland near Kinson School (6th).
Speckled wood butterflies visiting summer flowers in a garden by Kinson School (7th am).

Hazel nuts ripening in a hedgerow on a corner in Poole Lane, Kinson (8th).
Developing sloes showing in the hedgerows, lower valley, Kinson Common (9th).

Showers today should encourage more flowerings in the wildflower area by Kinson Village Green (9th). 

Sparrows and starlings active around central Kinson (10th).
3 swifts active over central Kinson (11th am).
Our great friend Kips was in our thoughts today (12th).

Speckled wood visiting flowering beans in a garden near Kinson School (13th).
Large white butterflies active around central Kinson (14th).

Painted lady butterfly visiting marigolds in a garden near Kinson Village Green (15th).

Ivy-leaved toadflax flowering near Kinson Common (16th).
Group of starlings active around central Kinson (17th).
Large white butterflies visiting summer flowers near Kinson Village Green (17th).
Holly blue visiting flowers in a front garden by Kinson School (17th pm).
House sparrows visiting gardens near Kinson School (18th).

Hawthorns with ripening berries at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (19th).
Pair of buzzards circling low together over Kinson School (19th pm).
Large white butterflies visiting flowers near Kinson Village Green (20th).
Speckled wood butterflies active by Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (20th).

Moorhens and a common rat active in the margins of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (20th pm).

Common toadflax flowering in a shrubbery near Kinson Village Green (21st).
Brimstone butterfly activity by Kinson Village Green (22nd).
Orange underwing moths active around central Kinson (22nd). 

Red campion still flowering in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (23rd).
Tiny wren investigating ferns in Gover`s Glade (23rd am).
Red bartsia and marjoram continue to flower at Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (23rd).
Numerous ripe hawthorn berries on a tree at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (24th).
Moorhen family very active at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common 24th).
Purple loosestrife and michaelmas daisies noticeable in the lower valley, Kinson Common (24th).
Small white butterflies visiting summer flowers in a garden by Kinson School (24th).
Snowberries eye-catching in a hedgerow by Kinson School (25th).
Small developing sweet chestnuts noticeable on an old tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (25th).
Brown hawker, common darter and assorted damselfly species active around Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (25th).

Common blue, hedge brown, meadow brown, painted lady (3) and small white butterflies active around fleabane, Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (25th am).

Misty morning. Many crows, pigeons and gulls feeding at ground level in Pelhams Park, Kinson (26th).
Lobelia plants flowering under a hedgerow by Kinson Village Green (27th).

Robin picking up worms from a lawn near Kinson Village Green (28th am).
A few pale butterworts flowering in Central Bog, Kinson Common (28th).
Heather, cross-leaved heath, tormentil, hemp agrimony and orange flower heads of bog asphodel brightening up the Kinson Common bogland (28th).
Common blue, meadow brown, speckled wood and assorted white butterflies on the wing at Kinson Common (28th).
Wasp spider and common lizard activity in a sunlit corner of Central Bog, Kinson Common (28th am).

Small pockets of red campion still flowering close to Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (28th).

House martins active over central Kinson (29th am).
Meadow browns visiting a garden by Kinson School (30th).

Collared dove with other doves and a herring gull by Millhams bridge, Kinson (31st am).
Himalayan balsam flowering downstream of Millhams bridge (31st).
Large wasp spider recorded in grassland at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (31st am).
Many house sparrows active around the Kinson Hub (31st am).

Check for signs of Autumn ladies tresses in north Bournemouth (31st).

SEPTEMBER 2019

Many house sparrows active the Kinson Hub (1st am).
Chicory still flowering in the wild flower area by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Painted lady and assorted white butterflies visiting a Buddleja near Kinson Village Green (1st & 2nd).
Snowberry showing in a hedgerow near Kinson School (2nd).
Sunflowers showing well in a wild flower area near New Road, Northbourne (2nd).
Common toadflax flowering in a shrubbery in Kinson Road (2nd). 

Gps recording of autumn ladies tresses in north Bournemouth (3rd).
Mowing of wild flower area and hedgerow trimming by the Kinson Hub and Kinson Village Green (4th).
A few fallen unopened horse chestnuts in Pelhams Park, Kinson  (4th am).

Large whites visiting summer flowers in a garden near Kinson School (4th).

Swallows observed flying over central Kinson (5th).
More autumn ladies tresses recorded in north Bournemouth (6th).
Lone mute swan upstream of Millhams bridge, Kinson (6th am).
A few meadow browns observed at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (6th).

Green woodpeckers active at ground level around Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (7th).
4 immature herring gulls resting together on Millhams bridge (8th am).
Moorhens and a mute swan upstream of Millhams bridge, Kinson (8th am).

A few more meadow browns and a common blue active at Millhams Mead, Bournemouth (8th am).

Numerous devilsbit scabious, also native golden-rod flowering around Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (9th)
Fungi growing under oaks at Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (9th).
Beautiful kingfisher active at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (10th am).
3 wrens preening together on an oak branch in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (10th am).
Speckled wood (m+f), also assorted white butterflies active at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (10th am).
Painted lady butterfly resting on a flower in Poole Lane Meadows, Kinson Common (10th am).

Red admiral resting on a garden buddleja near Kinson church (11th).

Check made on flowering and fading autumn lady`s tresses in north Bournemouth (12th).

Blue atlas cedar with flowers in Pelhams Park, Kinson (13th).
Many sparrows squabbling over fallen seeds in Pound lane car park, Kinson (14th).
Nuthatches calling loudly from the tree tops, Pelhams Park, Kinson (14th am).

Grey wagtails active in the stream culvert by Kinson School (15th am).
Most of the flowering autumn lady`s tresses in north Bournemouth are well faded now (15th).

Pied wagtail activity on the pavement fronting the Kinson Hub (16th am). 

Nuthatches singing from a beech tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (17th am).
Digging and planting of an area by Kinson Village Green (18th).
Tiny holly with red berries in a hedge by Kinson School (18th).
Signs of recent bankwork downstream of Millhams bridge, Kinson (19th).
Brown argus, meadow brown, speckled wood and assorted white butterflies on the wing at Millhams Mead (19th).
Nuthatches present and calling loudly from trees in Kinson church yard (19th).
Completion of Autumn lady`s tresses recording in north Bournemouth (19th). 

Colourful berberis berries showing well in a hedgerow near the Kinson Hub (20th).

Crows, jays and wood pigeons feeding at ground level in Pelhams Park, Kinson (21st am).

Large gathering of noisy house sparrows active in the hedgerows by the Kinson Hub (22nd am).

Autumnal Equinox (Autumn Begins) (23rd).

A number of horse and sweet chestnuts found at ground level in Pelhams Park, Kinson (24th).

Small number of summer flowers  still flowering by Kinson Village Green (25th).

Fresh falls of conkers under chestnut trees in Pelhams Park, Kinson (26th).
Swallow flying westwards in low flight over Kinson Village Green (27th am).

Ripe holly berries noticeable on an established tree in Pelhams Park, Kinson (28th).
An ancient holly tree near Pelham`s entrance also with a few ripe berries on (28th).

Common toadflax  plants flowering and noticeable in a shrubbery near Kinson Village Green (29th).

Large white butterfly visiting flowers in a garden by Kinson School, Bournemouth (30th am).

Fresh mole hills appearing near the perimeter of Pelhams Park, Kinson (30th).

OCTOBER 2019

Wild flowers including corn marigolds flowering by Kinson Village Green (1st).
Carrion crows and wood pigeons feeding togther on Kinson Village Green (1st am).
Fresh falls of conkers in Pelhams Park, Kinson (1st).
A few speckled wood active around oaks at Pond Scrub, Kinson Common (1st).
Common darter, emperor and southern hawker dragonflies active at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (1st ).
Moorhen family feeding in the margins, Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (1st).
Red admirals visiting michaelmas daisies by Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (1st).
Mournful robin singing by Glenmeadows, Kinson Common (1st).
Comma, speckled wood and red admiral butterflies present in Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (1st).
Red campion still flowering in a corner by Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (1st).
Tiny pale butterwort flowering on the northern side of Central Bog, Kinson Common (1st).
Heathers and  tormentils putting on a good show  around Central Bog, Kinson Common (1st).
Small copper butterflies visiting devilsbit scabious on Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (1st).
Fresh marsh orchids with shoots over 15mm, already emerging in the lower valley, Kinson Common (1st).

Rowan laden with scarlet berries very eye-catching by Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (1st).

Himalayan balsam still flowering at streamside by Millhams bridge (2nd).
Large charm of goldfinches on the high ground at Millhams Mead (3rd am).
Female wasp spider at her web in the grassland at Millhams Mead (3rd am).

25+ Autumn crocuses flowering in Pelhams Park, Kinson (4th).
Fresh falls of conkers in Pelhams Park, Kinson (4th).
Moorhens present together at the northern end of Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (4th pm).

Emperor dragonfly hawking for flies by willows at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (4th pm).

Speckled wood butterfly activity in Pelhams Park, Kinson (5th).
Check made on emerging bee and autumn lady`s tresses plants in north Bournemouth (6th).
More fresh falls of conkers in Pelhams Park, Kinson (6th).
Recently fallen sweet chestnuts at ground level in Pelhams Park, Kinson (7th).
Corn marigolds noticeable in a corner by Kinson Village Green (7th).

Heron flying low over central Kinson, heading away towards Cuckoo woods (8th am).
Fresh falls of horse and sweet chestnuts in Pelhams Park, Kinson, today (9th).

Numerous house sparrows active around the hedgerows by Pound Lane, car park, Kinson (9th am).

Old fir tree bole in the grounds of Kinson flats fronting Wimborne Road being carved with interesting carvings (10th).
Mournful robin singing in the grounds of Kinson school after dusk (11th).
Forsythia with a few yellow flowers in a hedge near Kinson Village Green (12th).
Carrion crows squabbling before sunrise on a wet morning in central Kinson (13th).

Good signs of emerging autumn fungi throughout Kinson Common (14th).
3 moorhens active at Pepin`s Pond, Kinson Common (15th).
Common blue butterfly sheltering by ferns at Poole Lane Heights, Kinson Common (15th am).
Mournful robin at Poole Lane Sallows, Kinson Common (15th).
Holly trees laden with red berries  at Great Oaks, Kinson Common (15th).
Old stone seat near Great Oaks bridge with seat off (15th).
Nuthatch activity close to Gover`s Glade, Kinson Common (15th am).

KINSON WILD BIRD RECORDINGS IN 2019 

from 1st January 2019 to 15th October 2019

CORVIDAE 
Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie,  

FRINGILLIDAE 
Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch

PASSERIDAE 
House sparrow

STURNIDAE 
Starling

MOTACILLIDAE 
Grey wagtail, Meadow pipit, Pied wagtail

SITTIDAE 
Nuthatch

CERTHIIDAE

Tree creeper 

REGULIDAE

PARIDAE 
Blue tit, Great tit, Long tailed tit

SYLVIIDAE

Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed warbler, Whitethroat, Willow warbler 

TURDIDAE 
Blackbird, Mistle thrush, Redwing, Robin, Song thrush

PRUNELLIDAE

Dunnock 

HIRUNDINIDAE

House martin, Sand martin, Swallow 

TROGLODYTIDAE 
Wren

PICIDAE 
Great spotted woodpecker,Green woodpecker,

ALCEDINIDAE

Kingfisher 

STRIGIDAE

Tawny owl

FALCONIDAE 
Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk 

PHALACROCORACIDAE

Cormorant 

ANATIDAE

Mallard, Mute swan

ARDEIDAE

Heron, Little egret 

LARIDAE 
Black headed gull, Herring gull

RALLIDAE 
Moorhen

COLUMBIDAE 
Collared dove,Wood pigeon

APODIDAE

Swift

CUCULIDAE 








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