We had a sunny day Friday and the cacophony of sound was so exciting. Song thrush, blackbirds, starlings, great long tailed,coal and blue tits, robins, many chaffinches, wrens, goldfinch,and a pair of bullfinch in the newly manicured orchard. Overhead I saw buzzard, kestrel red kite and sparrow hawk this week. I surprised the green woodpecker feeding near the lake and also heard great spotted woodpeckers, tree creepers and
goldcrest’s in the orchard.
We have a large population of moorhens here, one of my favourite species. We have a healthy colony of house sparrows, another favourite although the tree sparrows normally resident are not here. They spend much time congregating together then chasing each other round the gardens! The tawny owl was also very vocal early one evening. They will be nesting here soon. Off to see our nursery school in The Gambia next week so I’m expecting
early flowers to be in bloom on my return and a few more bees!