Whilst “helping” with the meadow surgery on July 2nd we spotted a sparrow hawk carrying prey along the hedge (Big Meadow and Hay Meadow), an overflying curlew and heard a song thrush at the bottom of an Aldcliffe Rd garden There were numerous meadow browns and a silver y moth
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Nice sightings! There seem to be huge numbers of meadow browns at the moment but a dearth of bumblebees. The April-May drought seems to have been very hard on bees (honey bees too) with practically no nectar for them. But butterflies with their shorter season are doing well.
I hope the meadow ‘surgery’ wasn’t too drastic!