Saturday, 20 July 2013

Nature Diary

Sightings during the week 13th to 19th July 2013

Swift, swallow, house sparrow, blackbird, robin, blue tit, great tit, pied wagtail, dunnock, wren, willow warbler, starling, crow, magpie, jackdaw, woodpigeon, pheasant, partridge, curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher, mallard, lesser black-backed gull, little owl.

Swifts are nesting in the roof above the back door.
Bats are around in the evenings.
We've seen hares in the fields every time we've been out - maximum of 6 at once, seen from the hide.

Thank you to the Raymond family for completing the Nature Diary during their stay at the cottage.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Bird hide viewings

100+ lapwings, 1 oystercatcher, 1 buzzard, 4 hares, 20 starlings and 4 pheasants

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Making hay while the sun shines!

It's two years since we made some hay. Managed to make over 300 bales today and it's all safely stored in the barn - a job well done!