Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Duck and her ducklings

Whilst walking round our sheep on the bottom meadow tonight we came across a duck and her ducklings.


The mayflowers are in full bloom along the lane.

Lapwings & chick

Spotted 3 lapwing chicks in the field as I was walking down the lane this afternoon. Only managed to get a photograph of one of them - the other two are hiding!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Hen & chicks

One of our hens has had 4 chicks. Here they are having a stroll around the garden.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Swallows return

Saw a swallow this morning - the first one this year - lovely to see and hear!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Wader Survey 2014

I carried out my first wader survey for 2014 today - obviously you already know about the great numbers of Lapwings on nests.
I also saw a Redshank and a Curlew on a nest plus a number of other Curlews displaying. I only saw 2 Oystercatchers.
Other birds seen were 3 Stock Dove, Linnets and Pied Wagtails.
There was also a lovely Peacock Butterfly on the footpath near your house.
Hopefully see you next month, Cheers Ian.