14 June 2013

An Iron-Age Fort and Redstarts.

Croft Castle is a National Trust property near Leominster. It boasts extensive grounds that are rich in wildlife.
Ancient trees include Spanish Sweet Chestnuts and English Oaks.
Ancient Spanish Sweet Chestnut.
THe Iron Age Fort and surrounding woodland are rich in bird life. This year, bluebells were still in bloom due to the cold spring weather.
Bluebells.
BUzzards over-head.

Wild-flower Meadow.
 

Common Blue Damselflies.

Common Blue Damselfly.

Song Thrush.
The highlight of the visit was the Redstarts however, There were at least five pairs singing around the fort.
Male Redstart in ancient Oak Tree.

Male Redstart.

Female Redstart.
Views from the fort are worth the climb as well.
Oil-seed Rape in bloom.
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