Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Hitchcopse pit BBOWT nature reserve
Hitchcopse pit is a BBOWT site not far from my house.
We mainly went over there because in Geography my class are looking at different types of rocks and on one of the cliffs here you can see examples of sedimentary rock layers.
I also wanted a go with our new GoPro
Hitchcopse pit is a disused sandpit with a pond in one corner.
The pond is full of wildlife such as tadpoles, birds and fish.
In the summer the whole area is full of butterflies and bees.
We sat on a rock for a while and watched the Red Kite over head and the Swallows diving down to drink from the pond.
At the far side of the pond there were two moorhens and two chicks.
Long- tailed tit chick
Great tit chick
We took lots of videos but most them weren't clear due to the cloudy water except this one of Tadpoles