A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I came across some of these beautiful orchids on the undercliff below Headon Warren a few days ago.
I'm struggling to identify them. The leaves are unspotted and they've got flowers which are delicately pink-spotted. I wonder if they are a hybrid - maybe Common Spotted x Southern Marsh Orchid which, I understand, does occur in this area?
I found these 'diggings' into the cliff down on the beach. I wonder if it was a Badger, maybe considering setting up home before deciding that it wasn't a good idea?
There were 7 Sandwich Terns around - 5 were fishing and these 2 were taking a rest!