zpravodajství životního prostředí již od roku 1999

Country diary: crickets in the bushes, staring eyes in the water

Waltham Brooks, West Sussex: Alarm calls identify me as the intruder hereToday seems to be the day of the gatekeepers. Dozens of the bright, coppery-brown butterflies are fluttering around, rising above the lush green grasses and bushes, buffeted by the breeze in the afternoon sunshine. There's an oppressive wall of sound - a cacophony of grasshoppers and crickets - although, in spite of searching the noisiest plants, I find many grasshoppers but no crickets. Easier to spot is a male stonechat, which gives away its presence on top of a bramble with harsh "click-click" calls that sound like small stones being clipped together, giving the bird its name. Its black head and white collar band are looking a little scruffy now, worn down by a summer helping to bring up young. Related: Country diary: singing stonechat gives after-hours performance Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

Komentáře k článku. Co si myslí ostatní?
Další zprávy z internetu
07:00 Zvířecí squatteři. EXKLUZIVNĚ PRO NG [National Geographic]
18. září 2020
20:15 The week in Wildlife - in pictures [The Guardian]

Další články
Podněty ZmapujTo
Mohlo by vás také zajímat
Naši partneři
Složky životního prostředí